Achievements and Awards

Supporting Marine Pest Innovation

An invasive marine pest monitoring program supported by CPM since 2014 has received one of the top acknowledgements at the annual Golden Gecko Environment Awards in 2018.  Samples across multiple port authorities are tested for a DNA match with introduced marine pests in a State-wide Array Surveillance Program run by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Aquatic Pest Biosecurity section. 

It’s a world first, cost-effective, accurate data collection method, helping early detection and identification of marine pests along WA’s coastline.


The Pilbara Mesquite Management Committee (PMMC) won a Certificate of Merit at the 2016 Golden Gecko Awards, for their work combating the thorny mesquite weed across the Pilbara.

CPM was the first resource company to join the committee in 2009 along with pastoralists such as Mardie Station. Since then, another seven resource companies have joined the fight. Corporate alliances are involved in planning, reviewing and implementing strategic solutions.

We can all achieve more working together than alone, resulting in better environmental outcomes for the Pilbara.

Leave no Trace

Our Leave No Trace program was established to educate CPM’s workforce regarding appropriate, responsible and safe recreational behaviour. CPM partnered with not-for-profit organisation Leave No Trace Australia in 2010. The program was successful in building knowledge and awareness among employees and contractors on how to act responsibly during their recreational time.

The Leave No Trace program was a finalist for the Department of Mines and Petroleum 2012 Golden Gecko Award for Environmental Excellence, Australian Mining Prospect Award, and for the Department of Environment and Conservation 2012 WA Environment Awards in the category ‘Corporate Business Leading by Example’.


At the beginning of the Sino Iron project, CPM created a future-facing, 480 megawatt gas-fired combined-cycle power station that could use the heat lost from the process to heat water and generate further energy through steam power energy. Open-cycle plants lose nearly half their energy produced in heat, a problem CPM planned for with its heat recovery and reuse process, which also ensures a reduction in greenhouse emissions.

The first of its kind in the Pilbara, our power station was also recognised by the Energy Efficiency Council as ‘Best Industrial Energy Efficiency Project’ in 2012. The benefits of the process, however, will continue long into the future.

Achievements and Awards