The global mining industry experienced a 37% drop in company filings mentions of environmental sustainability in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by BHP with 100% year-on-year decrease according to GlobalData’s analysis of over 1349 mining company filings.
Notably, environmental sustainability was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q3 2022, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of Robotics and ECommerce, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Environmental Sustainability in Mining – Filings Trends in Q3 2022.
Of the 50 leading companies in the mining industry, BHP had the greatest increase in references for environmental sustainability in Q3 2022, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified 526 environmental sustainability-related sentences in the company's filings - 39 % of all sentences - and an increase of 100% in Q3 2022 compared with Q2 2022. Glencore’s mentions of environmental sustainability rose by 100% to 447 and Coal India’s by 100% to 411.
GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics also applies sentiment weight to reference sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for environmental sustainability in Q3 2022 was 133.
To further understand the key themes and technologies driving filing sentiment in the mining industry, access GlobalData’s latest thematic research reports.