Tracking the trends 2022
The top 10 issues transforming the future of mining
The next decade will witness some of the most exciting and transformative years in the mining industry’s history. What will successful mining and metals companies look like in a low-carbon, low-waste, purpose-driven future?
A convergence of factors has emphasized the need for change. Among them, of course, is the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world of work, digitization, and the growing need to integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments with central business functions. But the biggest underlying driver and opportunity for transformation lies in the green energy transition.
Change on this scale is daunting, which is why, in its 14th year, Tracking the Trends has focused on effecting transformation. The following 10 mining industry trends provide a toolkit to help companies not only profit from whatever the future might bring, but to leave a positive social impact as their legacy.
2022 mining trends
Aligning capital allocation to ESG
Creating an advantaged portfolio with an ESG lens
Reshaping traditional value chains
Laying the foundations for a low-carbon future
Operating in the new super cycle
Navigating the post-COVID regulatory and tax environment
Embedding ESG into organizations
Creating operating models to support ESG commitments
Evolving mining’s world of work
Positioning organizations for an increasingly competitive labor market
Establishing a new paradigm for indigenous relations
Creating partnerships for progress
Continuing the journey towards innovation-led organizations
Moving to action by embracing the change
Unlocking value through integrated operations
Using data to drive the long view
Closing the IT-OT vulnerability gap
The next frontier in cybersecurity
Preparing operations for climate change
Managing physical risks through digital insights
Tracking the Trends 2021
2020 took the world by surprise as COVID-19 cut through most companies’ best laid plans, forcing leaders across the mining sector to refine their strategic objectives, recommit to their stakeholders, and reset their priorities. Tracking the trends 2021 looks beyond the pandemic and focusses on how the longer-term trends in the industry are impacted and what new trends are on the horizon.Learn more
Tracking the Trends 2020
Over the past few years, the mining sector has made significant strides to steer through disruption and volatility. However, they continue to grapple with a host of external challenges—from an uncertain geopolitical landscape and technological disruption to increased demands from communities and investors. How can miners succeed and lead from the front?Learn more
Tracking the Trends 2019
Disruption and volatility have become the new constant for the mining sector, which now grapples with issues like rising stakeholder demands, talent shortages, tarnished reputations, an evolving threat landscape, and dwindling access to key resources such as energy and water.Learn more
Tracking the Trends 2018
Over the past decade, commodity prices reached both historic highs and historic lows, mining companies engaged in both significant acquisitions and consolidation, and operational realities shifted irrevocably in the face of a digital revolution.Learn more
Tracking the Trends 2017
With many commodity prices on the rise, shallow growth returning to different markets and most mining companies in better cost positions than in the recent past, companies now face some key choices as to where to invest and how to position themselves in the coming years.Learn more
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