Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions

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Climate change is a critical global challenge.

Access to ore is more difficult in mature operations – where deposits are deeper in the ground and grades are declining – requiring more trucks and longer hauling distances for mining vehicles. New solutions are needed to meet mining operational needs, while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The mining industry is an energy intensive industry and currently a significant emitter of greenhouse gases. Mining vehicles account for, on average, 50 per cent (and up to 80 per cent in some cases) of the total direct emissions at a mine (scope 1 emissions).

Strengthening operational capacity

ICMM members commit to support efforts to mitigate GHG emissions, in collaboration with peers, by promoting innovation, and developing and deploying low emissions technology. Through the collaborative Innovation for Cleaner, Safer Vehicles (ICSV) initiative, members are working in partnership with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to address this challenge by promoting operational and technological innovation that will enable mining operations to adopt GHG-free surface mining vehicles by 2040.

To help drive thinking and action within companies to make this a reality, the ICSV initiative has developed a Maturity Framework. This tool helps companies to map, motivate and measure progress against the ambition set.

Learn more about how your company can make progress towards our ambitions.

A guide for using the GHG Maturity Framework can be downloaded here. For supporting case studies or other technical documents related to the Maturity Framework visit our new Knowledge Hub.