Senior leaders from BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale explain the importance of collaboration on reducing carbon emissions from surface mine operations.

The mining industry needs to be at the forefront of tackling the climate challenge. The Challenge will encourage innovative technology development to support the mining industry’s decarbonisation efforts.

Founding Patrons and Facilitators

BHP is one of the world’s leading resources company.  For more than 130 years, it has been supplying the resources that underpin economic growth and improve standards of living globally. We understand the impacts that we have on climate change and are committed to creating a brighter future for the decades to come.

Vale is a global mining company that seeks to serve society by generating prosperity and protecting our planet. We help to protect over 1 million hectares of forest and mitigate climate change. Aligning our goals with the Paris Agreement, we will reduce our emissions by 33% until 2030 and reach carbon neutrality by 2050 (scope 1 and 2).

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress. Iron ore for steel. Aluminium for cars and smartphones. Copper for electric cars. Borates that help crops grow, titanium for paint – and diamonds that celebrate the best things in life.

Austmine is the leading not-for-profit industry association for the Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector. Austmine drives the success of its members by providing opportunities to build relationships, understand industry needs, boost their industry profile and access domestic and international supply chains.

GHD is a global professional services company that leads through engineering, construction and architectural expertise. Our forward-looking and innovative approaches connect and sustain communities around the world. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, we are focused on building lasting relationships with our partners and clients.


BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale have come together to solve one of the biggest challenges in mining today to decarbonise mining operations.