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November 1, 2021

Anglo American sets 2040 target to halve indirect emissions

The company plans to deploy 2MW hydrogen fuel cell and battery hybrid pilot trucks at its operations in South Africa.

UK-based mining firm Anglo American has pledged to bring a 50% reduction in its indirect greenhouse gas emissions, also known as Scope 3 emissions, by 2040.

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The company earlier committed to a goal of carbon-neutral operations (Scopes 1 and 2) by 2040.

The latest target was outlined in the firm’s Climate Change Report 2021, which was published ahead of its six-monthly sustainability performance update.

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani said: “Our strategic choices position us increasingly to supply many of the metals and minerals that are critical to enabling the technologies society needs to decarbonise energy and transport, but also to cater for the needs of an ever-growing global consumer population.

“Through innovative technologies and practices, we can be more targeted in accessing those metals and minerals, use less water and energy and, crucially, generate fewer GHG emissions.

“Our FutureSmart Mining programme, using technology to transform our safety and sustainability performance, has helped us make significant progress in recent years and we are accelerating our efforts.”

The diversified miner has secured 100% renewable power for its operations in Chile, Brazil and Peru, by 2023. It also anticipates drawing 56% of its grid supply from renewable sources.

The company also plans to deploy 2MW hydrogen fuel cell and battery hybrid pilot trucks at its operations in South Africa.

The move comes as the firm looks to displace its diesel mine truck fleet, which accounts for up to 15% of the firm’s Scope 1 emissions.

Once fully tested, Anglo American plans to deploy the new technology across its global truck fleet. The technology would be implemented from 2024.

 

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