Tuesday 5 October 2021

Green mining! ICMM targets net zero emissions by 2050

Green mining! ICMM targets net zero emissions by 2050

Members of the International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM) have announced their commitment for net zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2050 or sooner.

The joint ambition has been announced in addition to individual decarbonisation targets set by the companies, which in some cases go beyond the collective commitment.

The members have also pledged to accelerate action on Scope 3 emissions and committed to set targets by the end of 2023, aligned with the ambitions of the Paris climate agreement.

They will report on the progress on Scopes 1, 2 and 3 emissions annually, obtain external verification over its performance and report in alignment with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.

ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan said: “As the suppliers of the minerals and metals that are critical to decarbonisation and sustainable development, we have a particular responsibility to minimise the impact of our operations on the environment.

“ICMM members' collective commitment to net zero scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 2050 is a pivotal moment in our history. We are speaking with one voice, representing approximately one third of the global mining and metals industry – including more than 650 sites in over 50 countries – so that we drive emissions reduction at a significant scale.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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