Performance, research, case studies, reports and projects


In 2016 Iluka published a separate sustainability report to align with the core option of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and the related Mining and Metals Sector Disclosure Guidelines.

The 2017 Iluka sustainability report applies to the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017 and can be accessed here.

Previous years reporting data can be found in the Iluka Review documents on the Annual Report section of the website here.

Research partnerships

Iluka collaborates with a range of research institutions to address knowledge gaps and promote industry best practice, particularly in protecting and enhancing biodiversity and improving land rehabilitation practices.

Iluka seeks to share research outcomes, in particular, with the scientific community and mining sector to assist rehabilitation activities within the resources industry.

Key research partnerships include:

The University of Western Australia 

Iluka formed a partnership with the University of Western Australia in March 2013 to research the restoration of areas of kwongan healthland at Eneabba in the Mid West of Western Australia.  The partnership involves sponsorship of the Chair in Vegetation Science and Biogeography with a five-year term ending December 2017. Refer to fact sheets below.

The University of Adelaide

Iluka has a strong history of supporting ecological research at the Jacinth-Ambrosia mine site, South Australia, through its partnership with the University of Adelaide. The research programs and partnerships complement the onsite rehabilitation activities and contribute to the broader understanding of revegetation in saline and arid environments. Refer to fact sheet below.

Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority

Iluka is also continuously improving its capability to propagate species through its nationally accredited site nursery (NIASA – Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme Australia).  Recent nursery developments have focused on propagation of difficult-to-grow species via cuttings and sedge propagation via division.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg United States

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, and Iluka have collaborated for over 25 years to measure rehabilitation outcomes by comparing post-mining crop yields with crop yields in adjacent undisturbed farmlands and average crop yields in the surrounding region. Further information will be available in the 2016 Iluka Sustainability Report.

Protocols for the rehabilitation of prime agricultural lands following mineral sands mining have been developed and implemented as a result of this collaborative project.  

Case studies