ERM Breakfast Session: Sustainable Mining in the Age of Circularity and the Low-Carbon Economy

4 February 2019

How sizeable will the premium for sustainably sourced metals be? How much of steel’s estimated 2.8-billion ton market in 2050 will come from recycled scrap? What about copper and other metals? How much will the low-carbon economy drive growth in your metals market?

The urgency to move towards a low-carbon economy indicates a renewed demand for certain metals: battery minerals; critical components of turbines; solar panels; electricity transmission; and lightweight metals. At the same time, we are only now beginning to debate what it means to source – at scale – alternative materials like metal substitutes or stock supplied from the circular economy.

There is also increasing market scrutiny of the metals supply chain, and mining companies may have new opportunities to differentiate on characteristics beyond mineral grade and cost, but only if they can demonstrate that their mining practices are more sustainable than those of competitors.

At ERM's event, you will hear the perspectives of representatives from the downstream value chain and your industry peers as we look to define "the mine we want to see".

Panel Members

Our Panel comprises:

  • Matthias Dohrn, Senior Vice President - Global Precious & Base Metals Services, BASF

  • Mike Fraser, Chief Operating Officer, South32

  • Chris Griffith, Chief Executive Officer, Anglo American Platinum

  • Simone Niven, Group Executive, Corporate Relations, Rio Tinto

We do encourage you to register for the event and secure yourself a seat.

ERM Contact

Please contact Henrietta Salter at [email protected] with any questions in regards to this event.

About Mining Indaba

Mining Indaba provides a platform for the mining and investment community to meet, and attracts mining companies from around the world. Attendees are invited to enjoy a hearty breakfast and engage with their peers at our event before heading across the road to the CTICC for the Indaba.


The Ballroom
V&A Waterfront
Dock Road, Cape Town

Five minutes from the CTICC, the official Mining Indaba venue

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