ADVANCING EVERYDAY LIFE
Providing for today
How coal is helping meet today’s global energy needs
Glencore is a producer of high-quality Australian coal. We’re balancing our responsibility to meet the energy needs of today with an ambition of net zero total emissions by 2050.
The role of coal today
The world’s energy needs are growing every day. Coal is an abundant, reliable and affordable energy source capable of meeting this demand. As well as energy, coal is also used to produce steel and cement to build our homes, towns and cities.
The role of coal in the future
While it’s still needed today, coal’s use will decline over time. Our ambition is to be a net zero total emissions company by 2050. As part of this, we have voluntarily put a cap on our coal production, and are depleting our global coal assets safely and responsibly over time. Our project pipeline has also been factored into our climate change targets and the managed depletion of our global coal portfolio.
A net zero future
Our aim is to meet the energy needs of today, while investing in the strategic metals of the future.
The most responsible way to do this is by depleting our coal operations over time, while also paving the way to a low carbon future with green metals – like nickel, cobalt, zinc and copper.