Deloitte’s top 10 trends for 2021 have highlighted the mining sector’s commitment to continual improvement and in laying a foundation for tomorrow. Decarbonisation and zero harm are two of this year’s discussion points in the annual Tracking the Trends report.
BHP has penned an agreement with Chinese customer HBIS Group to evaluate solutions that will reduce greenhouse gas from ironmaking and steelmaking.
EPLAN P8 and Ecodesign’s ESG software open the door for more efficient electrical and control designs across heavy industries such as mining.
New Century Resources has secured a $14 million cost reduction for the rehabilitation of the Century zinc mine in Queensland.
ESG (environment, social and governance) has become essential in business and investment circles, setting a new standard in measuring the sustainability and ethical impact that a company makes.
OZ Minerals, Hatch and Kirkland Lake Gold are taking their own unique approaches to sustainability, but all point to a greener future. Australian Mining looks at how they are driving change.
Glencore intends to focus on investing in transition metals including copper, cobalt and metals for a low carbon future as the company transitions to a new executive leadership.
As mining operations reimagine how they use technology to transform business, leverage and extract more value out of data and build sustainable communities, environmental intelligence is expected to be at the forefront.
Mining is anticipated to be the second hardest hit industry by climate change in Australia should there be an inaction in mitigating it, according to Deloitte.
Maintaining a social licence to operate is now directly related to a mine’s production efficiency and financial success.
Rio Tinto has joined forces with the world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) to make beer cans out of responsibly produced, low-carbon aluminium.
Envirosuite is combining artificial and human intelligence to create environmental intelligence, using meaningful data to make educated decisions for the best operational and social outcomes.
Northern Territory has reviewed the possibility of conducting seabed mining in the state’s coastal waters and is seeking public comment on the controversial practice.
Alcoa has expanded its alumina offering to produce the industry’s first low-carbon, smelter-grade brand, EcoSource.
Australian Potash is set to deliver the country’s lowest carbon emitting potash project at its Lake Wells operation in Western Australia.
BHP has pledged to to reduce emissions from its operations by 30 per cent by 2030, and predicated that it will ‘continue to thrive’ under net zero emissions in the future.
The University of Newcastle has patented a thermal storage material that is set to be commercialised and used as an alternative energy source for coal-fired power stations.
Fortescue Metals Group has received an environmental approval to construct and operate a gas-fired power station at the Solomon iron ore mine in Western Australia.
Newmont has significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions across its operations, with the company’s 2019 sustainability report showing that it has almost fulfilled this year’s targets.
CRC Industries, the sponsor of the Mine Manager of the Year award at the Australian Mining Prospect Awards, offers safe and green solutions for the mining sector.