Growing together with Anglo American and Komatsu to support thriving communities

Nov. 11, 2021

Mitsui staff recently joined our partners Anglo American and Komatsu’s in Central Queensland to plant trees as part of the Growing Together mine rehabilitation partnership.

The program aims to rehabilitate land by re-establishing native plant species will see 14,000 trees planted at and around the Dawson coal mine in Central Queensland.

Mitsui Coal Holdings Managing Director, Takashi Furukawa said Mitsui’s long-term success is intertwined with the futures of the local communities in which it is invested.

“There is an intrinsic link between economic growth and environmental sustainability and we have a responsibility to foster both across our footprint. When the communities around us thrive, we are better positioned to create economic, social and environmental value,” Mr Furukawa said.

At the community planting day at the Dawson Mine Viewing Platform, 1000 native trees were planted by students from Moura and Banana State Schools, Traditional Owners from Gangulu Nation, local community members and Anglo American, Komatsu and Mitsui employees.

In addition to the trees planted at the community day and 4000 trees that were planted at Dawson North in March 2020, there are plans for more trees to be planted at the newly-constructed Kianga Creek Diversion near Moura.