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Anglo American sets ambition to halve Scope 3 emissions by 2040

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Global Mining Review,


Anglo American has published its Climate Change Report 2021, ahead of its six-monthly sustainability performance update.

The update will include Anglo American’s progress towards its target of carbon neutral operations (Scopes 1 & 2) by 2040 and its ambition to reduce its Scope 3 emissions by the same year, 2040.

Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American, comments:

“We have long understood that our sustainability performance, our financial performance, and our ability to deliver attractive returns over the long term are inextricably linked. 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.

“With that responsibility, we recognise that our industry must continue to evolve. 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. Building upon our commitment to carbon neutrality across our operations by 2040, we have today set our ambition to reduce our Scope 3 emissions by 50%, also by 2040.”

Read the article online at: https://www.globalminingreview.com/mining/29102021/anglo-american-sets-ambition-to-halve-scope-3-emissions-by-2040/

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