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MMG’s support for a low carbon future

MMG, along with International Council on Mining & Metals’ (ICMM) members, has pledged to support measures that will limit global warming, targeting net zero emissions by mid-century.

In pursuit of a low carbon future, MMG will join with hundreds of global companies and world leaders announcing net zero plans at the United Nations climate change forum, to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, this November. Along with 28 of the world’s largest mining companies, MMG will commit to:

  • Target net zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2050. Interim 2030 targets will be set to limit human-induced temperature increase to well below 2.0 ⁰C
  • Protect communities and natural habitats from global warming impacts
  • Mobilise financing for carbon reduction initiatives and technologies; and
  • Work together to drive action between governments, business and civil society.

Geoffrey Gao, MMG’s Chief Executive Officer, outlined how MMG plans to decarbonise its emissions.

“The world is moving to a low carbon future and MMG is committed to playing its part. Zinc and copper from our operations are essential inputs to low carbon technologies including solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicles and large-scale batteries to name just a few,” he said.

“To minimise our own carbon footprint, MMG will measure and report our progress for cutting emissions across our mines to bolster wider global efforts.

“MMG is also implementing a whole-of-company climate resilience strategy. It covers our energy mix, technologies, efficiency and mitigation measures that will determine interim 2030 targets and support the 2050 goal. This work is due for completion in early 2022.

“We believe that we can continue to grow our business portfolios, contributing to a healthy workplace and driving operating efficiencies over time – all in support of a low carbon future.”

For more information on these commitments visit www.icmm.com.