31 January 2023: Meeting the critical and growing demand for the metals and minerals that will underpin a decarbonised future is a story worth telling – in words and actions.
This is the key message to come from Tracking the Trends – the 15th annual edition of Deloitte’s global report that explores key trends and issues facing mining and metals companies in the coming year.
Deloitte Australia Mining & Metals Leader Nicki Ivory said: “We all know that the green energy transition, here in Australia and around the world, will be a mineral-intensive one. But there is often a disconnect between public perceptions of the industry and resistance to projects, and the very clear environmental and economic benefits those projects can deliver.
“So, it’s time for the industry to really stand up and tell its story – centred on the absolutely critical role it is playing and will continue to play in addressing our very real climate change challenges.
“From civil infrastructure to transport, technology to agriculture, medical to science, the products of mining have always supported many sectors. Put simply, without mining and metals, our energy transition and global climate change mitigation efforts could be threatened.
“Under this broad theme of being, and being seen to be, a catalyst for positive change, our report identifies ten trends that will impact the industry over the next 12 to 18 months.
“From continuing to foster open collaboration, properly identifying impacts on natural capital, and prioritising a more holistic approach to workplace safety, each trend has a role to play in guiding mining and metals companies to success as they seek to capture and convey the opportunities and value the sector generates.”
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