The International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM) and leading suppliers have announced an ambitious plan to make mining vehicles cleaner and safer at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne (Australia).
The Innovation for Cleaner Safer Vehicles (ICSV) programme brings together 27 ICMM member companies, which comprises some of the world’s leading mining companies and some of the best-known truck and mining equipment suppliers to accelerate innovation to develop a new generation of mine vehicles.
The ambitious programme aims to:
- Deliver greenhouse gas emission-free surface mining vehicles by 2040.
- Minimise the operational impact of diesel exhausts by 2025.
- Make collision-avoidance technology available to mining companies by 2025.
The initiative has CEO-level support within all participating mining companies and equipment manufacturers. The programme will benefit the entire mining sector, not just ICMM members and is open to other equipment manufacturers who would like to join.
Tom Butler, ICMM’s Chief Executive, said: “This new collaboration between ICMM and the world’s leading mining equipment manufacturers will drive innovation to help us tackle global warming and improve mine safety. We hope that this ambitious programme will lead to the development of a new generation of cleaner safer vehicles, and we look forward to working with our new partners.”
“ICMM is focused on improving the safety, social and environmental performance of the mining and metals industry. The launch of the ICSV programme is a practical example of how our members are mining with principles to tackle the major social and environmental issues that affect us all. This collaboration will deliver more together than any individual company could achieve on its own and shows how the metals and mining industry can act as a catalyst for change,” Butler added.
Denise Johnson, Group President of Caterpillar, Inc. said: “From the outset we could see the ambition of the programme and are excited to be involved. The collaboration between such a range of mining companies and suppliers can further the safety and environmental performance of mobile mining equipment.”
This programme will be guided by an advisory group comprising six representatives, three from ICMM company members: Andrew Mackenzie (CEO, BHP), David Garofalo (CEO, Goldcorp) and Nick Holland (CEO, Gold Fields), and three from participating suppliers: Max Moriyama (President, Mining Business Division, Komatsu), Lars Engström (President, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology) and Denise Johnson (Group President Resource Industries, Caterpillar).
The ICMM is an international organisation promoting a safe, sustainable and fair mining industry. The ICMM works with its member companies to improve their environmental performance, mitigating carbon dioxide emissions and increasing resilience.
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