Case study: Educating students about biodiversity conservation
As part of World Environment Day 2022, the Thiess team at the Melak operation in Indonesia co-hosted a Biodiversity Conservation Seminar with the client for students at the local high school.
The half-day seminar was presented to 233 high school students to encourage them to get involved in ecological restoration initiatives. The team also hosted a quiz so that the students could learn more about environmental regulations in the mining industry and the efforts to protect ecosystems and biodiversity in Melak. Students were also given water tumblers to reduce the use of single-use plastics.
Both the students and the teachers enjoyed Thiess’ visit with the Vocational School Headmaster Sendawar Pak M. Noor Tazeli saying: “We were delighted that Thiess spoke at the External Mining
Course Learning event to help discuss career opportunities and mining experiences with the students as well as educate them on sustainability in the industry”.