Glencore donates $2 million to flood recovery efforts
8 March 2022
Glencore has today announced a $2 million donation towards Queensland (QLD) and New South Wales (NSW) flood recovery efforts.
The donation will go towards The Salvation Army’s 2022 Flood Appeal, which is aiming to raise $10 million to support the east coast communities hit by the disaster.
We recognise the widespread impact of the ongoing flooding across QLD and NSW on thousands of people, their homes, livelihoods, and communities.
Glencore will work in cooperation with The Salvation Army to make sure these funds go to the most appropriate disaster relief and recovery efforts.
“The current flood disaster is an ongoing crisis but with generous financial support from Glencore, The Salvation Army can continue to stand alongside and support those Australians devastated by the floods”, said Major Bruce Harmer, National Public Relations Secretary, The Salvation Army Australia. “Thank you Glencore for your generous contribution.”
Chief Operating Officers for Glencore’s coal, copper and zinc operations in Australia Mr Ian Cribb, Mr Troy Wilson and Mr Matt O’Neill said that their thoughts are with the families affected by these events.
“We understand how tough it can be to get back on your feet and keep going when something like this happens and we hope our contribution can make things just a little bit easier for those in need”, they said.
The majority of Glencore’s Australian workforce live in QLD and NSW and work across coal, copper and zinc mining operations.
The $2 million flood recovery pledge follows previous support from Glencore for bushfire relief in 2020 ($1 million), North Queensland flood recovery in 2019 ($1 million) and farming families affected by the drought in 2019 ($1.7 million).
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Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 60 responsible-sourced commodities that advance everyday life. The Group's operations comprise around 150 mining and metallurgical sites and oil production assets.
With a strong footprint in over 35 countries in both established and emerging regions for natural resources, Glencore's industrial and marketing activities are supported by a global network of more than 30 marketing offices. Glencore's customers are industrial consumers, such as those in the automotive, steel, power generation and oil sectors. We also provide financing, logistics and other services to producers and consumers of commodities. Glencore's companies employ around 135,000 people, including contractors.
Glencore is proud to be a member of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the International Council on Mining and Metals. We are an active participant in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Our ambition is to be a net zero total emissions company by 2050.
About Glencore Australia
In Australia, Glencore produces coal, copper, cobalt, nickel, zinc, lead, silver and gold from 26 mining operations. We also operate metals processing assets in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, including metals smelters, concentrators and refineries.
We are among Australia’s largest producers and marketers of natural resources, connecting Australian resources with industrial customers around the world. Through our diverse portfolio, we responsibly supply the resources that advance everyday life.
We employ 17,690 people in Australia and in 2020 contributed over $13.8 billion to the regional, state and national economies. This included spend of $9.5 billion with 7,890 businesses across the country, as well as $2.1 billion in government tax and royalty payments.
We are committed to providing a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace for our people, to respecting the environment, to engaging openly and constructively with the Traditional Owners on whose lands we operate and to bringing value to local communities.
Glencore recognises our responsibility to contribute to the global effort to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. Our ambition is to be a net zero total emissions company by 2050. In August 2021 we increased our medium-term emission reduction target to a 50% reduction by 2035 and introduced a new short-term target of a 15% reduction by 2026.