Social pressures force Anglo American to find environmental answers
Reducing consumption of water and electricity, and making tailings safer is critical for mines amid rising investor and funder demands
High in the arid mountains of South America water is a scarce and precious commodity for copper miners. Social pressure and business imperatives are forcing companies to find innovative technologies to change the way they operate.
Anglo American, one of the world’s largest diversified mining companies, is aggressively pursuing two technologies developed in-house to reduce water and electricity consumption, minimise effects on the environment and surrounding communities and become a sustainable, long-term business...