7 reasons why ESG is the biggest risk for the mining sector today

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Pressure on resources companies to reduce emissions and to demonstrate their ESG credentials is increasing quickly, and coming from all angles: stakeholders, governments, customers and even employees. Companies that don’t take ESG reporting seriously are at risk of non-compliance, reputational damage, lower third party ESG ratings, and significant financial loss.

In fact, in a recent survey, almost half (45%) of mining decision makers said ESG issues were the biggest risk to the resources sector right now – even greater than the challenges posed by COVID-19.

But what exactly are the risks? Why should you be reviewing your approach to ESG reporting? And how does investing in modern digital tools help you to meet and exceed your ESG goals?

Take a look at this article written by Metallurgical Systems, and published on the AusIMM Bulletin, about the 7 reasons why ESG is the biggest risk to the mining sector today.

About the authors

This article has been collaboratively authored by the team at Metallurgical Systems, and fact-checked and authorised by Managing Director and industry specialist John Vagenas.

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