Extraction and primary processing of metals and minerals are responsible for 26% of global carbon emissions. By nature, mining depletes natural resources and has a significant impact on surrounding ecosystems. However, metals and minerals will play an important role in the global transition to a greener future.

Companies must work to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reduce their mining environmental impact, and mitigate risks. Comprehensive strategies for positive environmental management target energy consumed, equipment used, and the systems in place for impact mitigation.  

Leading miners in ESG 

Mining executives have a choice: let ESG run them out of business or use it as an opportunity to become tomorrow’s leader. Companies need to act immediately and decisively to make this a reality, outlining a comprehensive ESG action plan and creating a dedicated sustainability team to deliver the goals of sustainability in the mining industry. 

Leading adopters include Fortescue Metals, Anglo American, BHP, Newcrest, Newmont and Gold Fields.  

Discover the leading ESG companies in mining 

Using its experience in the sector, Mining Technology has listed some of the leading companies providing products and services related to ESG. 

The information provided in the download document is drafted for mining executives and technology leaders involved in ESG mining solutions. 

The download contains detailed information on suppliers and their product offerings, alongside contact details to aid purchase or hiring decisions. 

Amongst the leading suppliers are SRK Consulting, Golder Associates, MBS Environmental, AECOM, WSP and Knight Piesold. 

Future of ESG and sustainability in the mining industry 

The mining environmental impact is wide-reaching, impacting climate change, pollution, biodiversity, and natural resources alike. Several frameworks and certifications can be followed or used as blueprints for minimising environmental impact.

Mining companies that demonstrate their capabilities or willingness to adhere to these frameworks and deliver sustainably are best positioned to benefit as the demand for sustainable supply chains increases. Early engagement with all stakeholders, including employees, shareholders, and local communities, is key for mining companies to excel at ESG.