We’re one of Australia’s largest producers of green metals, like nickel, cobalt, zinc and copper.
Glencore is a leading producer of the green metals that can be used in everything from solar panels and wind turbines, to electric cars and smart homes.
What are green metals?
Metals like nickel, cobalt, zinc and copper can be found in almost every electronic device, making them a fundamental part of modern life today. And they’ll play an even greater role in our lives tomorrow because they're needed to build renewable energy technology like solar panels, wind turbines and battery storage.
What makes these metals ‘green’?
Green metals will play an essential role in creating low carbon technologies, like electric cars, which require more than 120 kilograms of these metals. And importantly, green metals can be recycled again and again. So these same metals could go from a phone to a computer, to a plane and more.
Why are green metals important for a low carbon future?
Without green metals, a low carbon future wouldn’t be possible. To achieve net zero total emissions by 2050, Glencore estimates that the world needs to produce twice as much copper and zinc and four times as much cobalt and nickel as it does today.
Climate change is a global challenge and a shared responsibility. At a global company level, we believe we can contribute to a low carbon future, and we're working hard to help make it happen.