Anglo American has announced its aim to achieve a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from its operations by 2030 as part of the company’s latest sustainability goals.

The sustainability strategy forms part of the company’s wider FutureSmart Mining initiative and outlines Anglo American’s ambition of pursuing community development, reducing its impact on environment and improving transparency within the mining industry.

The company also intends to implement sustainable mining through innovation via the FutureSmart initiative.

"The sustainability strategy forms part of the company’s wider FutureSmart Mining initiative and outlines Anglo American’s ambition of pursuing community development."

Anglo American chief executive Mark Cutifani said: “If Anglo American is to play its part in creating a sustainable future for the world and improving the lives of all of us who live here, then we must be prepared to challenge our business and ourselves by re-imagining mining.”

The company intends to create five off-site jobs for every on-site job as part of the development.

Other goals include a reduction of freshwater abstraction by 50% and achieving a 30% improvement in energy efficiency.

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In addition, the initiative will see Anglo American aim to ensure all schools in its host communities are among the top 20% of state schools in the country.

Cutifani added: “Keeping our people and the environment safe, supporting excellent education, and using our unique approach of collaborative regional development to further enhance our ability to provide truly sustainable benefits for our host communities present a different picture of the future of mining.”

Anglo American expects the company’s adoption of its latest innovative approach and advanced technologies to open up new mineral resource opportunities.