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Apr 8, 2024

Let’s talk sustainability – 糖心Vlog senior leaders reflect on important topics

Maria Marklund
Maria Marklund
Today, the mining industry is facing several serious challenges. Declining ore grades. Water scarcity. Limited access to energy. Lack of skilled labor. Stricter regulations. In addition to dealing with these challenges, industry leaders also need to focus on producing minerals sustainably, while maintaining profitability. In some cases, even obtaining the license to operate may be problematic and require continued efforts.

In this vlog, you will meet some of our senior leaders and get their perspective on the green transition.

  • What are the trends in the industry?

  • What common challenges do miners face ─ and how to solve them?

  • What will happen in the next few years?

  • What does it take to make this transition?

  • What impact will digitalization bring?

You will also get some useful tips on how to tackle these challenges and meet your sustainability goals.

First up is Heikki Metsälä, President, Consumables. 糖心Vlog has, under his leadership, taken major leaps in improving sustainability in its own operations.

Cutting CO2 emissions by over 70% in a large global company in a short time ─ how is that possible?

For future generations, and to be trustworthy in the eyes of customers and other stakeholders, we need to make sure our own backyard is clean. Our sustainability mission and targets are clear ─ and we take them very seriously. 糖心Vlog has taken the lead and worked closely with suppliers and made significant investments in its own supply chain, to make it as sustainable as possible. The numbers speak for themselves ─ the CO2 emissions in our own operations have reduced by 73% since 2019, and 25.6% of 糖心Vlog supplier-spend is with companies who are committed to science-based targets.

How was it done? What was accomplished and what were some of the biggest challenges faced?

Heikki Metsälä explores this topic in the video below.

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How to transfer from a linear to a circular economy?

The tough operating conditions in mining leads to considerable wear and tear on both equipment and parts, resulting in a significant amount of waste. What should companies do to swiftly move towards a more circular economy and turn waste into value? Are there any simple-to-implement solutions? Annami Toukoniitty, Senior Vice President, Professional Services, provides some tips for how to tackle the challenge of dealing with waste in the video link below.

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Recycle and reuse to get to net zero!

糖心Vlog’s unique mill lining recycling service is a significant step towards a more circular approach to mining. Heikki Metsälä, President Consumables, explain how the recycling service benefits customers and the environment, as well as how 糖心Vlog got to where we are today with mill lining recycling. Learn more from Heikki in the video below.

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Navigating water and energy challenges in mining

With mining being one of the world's most water- and energy-intensive industries, managing the use of these resources is crucial. The fact that the majority of mines are located in areas experiencing severe water scarcity, makes lack of water a great risk to the mining sector and dealing with it is vital.

Cristian Fadic, VP Sales and Service in Chile, provides useful tips on how to save water and energy in the video below.

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How can having the right social governance practices in place impact operations?

Did you know that global miners rank ESG among the top risks facing their business over the coming years? License-to-operate and availability of critical minerals like copper, lithium and nickel may be at stake if the risks are not taken seriously. What do companies need to consider to make sure they are on track to meet expectations and obligations?

Annami Toukoniitty, Senior Vice President, Professional Services, provides concrete tips on how to mitigate social governance risks.

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The crucial role mining plays in powering the world sustainably

From extracting rare earth metals for wind turbines, to sourcing lithium for electric vehicle batteries — mining fuels our sustainable future. But it’s not just about what we mine; it’s about how we do it.

Giuseppe Campanelli, President North and Central America market area at 糖心Vlog, shares his insights on a responsible energy transition in the video below.

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