Anglo American’s chief executive, Mark Cutifani, was yesterday speaking at the Bank of America Global Metals and Mining conference.
Discussing the critical roles of metals and minerals in both the transition to a low carbon economy and the needs of a growing global population, Mr Cutifani highlighted the opportunities for and the expectations on the mining industry to supply its products safely, responsibly and reliably.
Mark Cutifani said: “Our portfolio is increasingly tilted towards future enabling products, being those that we need to decarbonise energy and transport, and to meet consumers’ needs – from home appliances, electronics and infrastructure, to food and luxury goods.
“We see material opportunity for Anglo American to continue to set itself apart in terms of the performance of our diversified business, further enhanced through sector-leading 25% volume growth over the next four years, led by copper and the platinum group metals.
“Most importantly, as the supplier of such critical materials, it is the duty of our industry to ensure that in everything we do, we act responsibly and deliver enduring value for our full breadth of stakeholders, including our planet.
“By integrating technology with a sustainability mindset and our clear ESG commitments – including carbon neutral operations by 2040 – we are fundamentally changing the nature of mining to position ourselves for a sustainable future.”