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Glencore welcomes Madeleine King as Federal Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

Media statement
Sydney, Australia
2 June 2022


Glencore congratulates Madeleine King on her appointment as Minister for Resources and Northern Australia.  

We look forward to continuing a constructive working relationship with Minister King and the Albanese Government and key portfolio ministers on a wide range of important policy matters related to the mining sector.    

Glencore acknowledges the support of Minister King and the Albanese Government for the Australian mining sector.

It is an exciting time for the Australian mining sector. We make a major socio-economic contribution as an employer, an investor, a buyer of goods and services from other Australian businesses and a key supporter of local and regional communities. 

Beyond this, our sector continues to play a vital role in supplying the world with the essential natural resources and critical minerals that continue to deliver energy today and will drive the transition to a low carbon future.  

As one of Australia’s largest mining companies, Glencore directly employs 17,300 people across the country and last year contributed $14 billion to the national economy. 

We are a responsible operator with a focus on protecting our people, respecting the environment, and being valued by the community. 

Glencore recognises our role to contribute to the global effort to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and as a company we’ve committed to emission reductions (including Scope 3) across our business of 15% by 2026, 50% by 2035 and an ambition of net zero by 2050.


For further information, please contact:

Francis de Rosa
m: +61 417 074 751
e: Francis de Rosa

Agata Graham
m: +61 478 304 345
e: Agata Graham


Notes for editors

About Glencore Australia

In Australia, Glencore produces coal, copper, cobalt, nickel, zinc, lead, silver and gold from 25 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 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.

Learn more about Glencore Australia.