Climate change is transforming our industry. We face changing demand for our products, rising energy and compliance costs and new environmental challenges and opportunities. In the high risk regions, climate change may also have a significant impact on our operations and the communities where we operate. We need to assess our vulnerability and the effectiveness of control measures.
Because of this, mining will be different in the future. Our vision is to build high-efficiency, low-carbon (if not carbon-neutral) mines by 2030. We’ve already begun, with a 10-year climate change strategy that focuses on operating more efficiently, applying technology and partnering with our stakeholders.
- 19% = the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions we achieved in 2013. With this, we’ve already matched the target we set ourselves for 2015.
- 5% = our savings in energy consumption in 2013. This puts us well on the way to our goal of a 7% saving by 2015.
- $95 million = money saved in 2014 through our energy saving initiatives.