Datamine says it has established a dedicated environment, social and governance (ESG) business unit focused on the specific needs of the mining industry.
The new ESG business unit will bring together existing technologies and services under the leadership of Chris Parry.
Dylan Webb, CEO of Datamine, said: “We’ve observed that our customers are increasingly interested in managing ESG and its component systems as part of a single scope, led by senior executives.
“By establishing a dedicated business unit for ESG, we can now work closely with our customers on transformation strategies across the ESG spectrum, drawing on our deep domain knowledge to ensure the solutions provided are tailored to the mining industry.
“We are excited to have a leader of Chris’s calibre engaging with our enterprise clients to deliver improvements in ESG performance.”
Parry said he was impressed with the breadth of technology Datamine already has addressing the ESG needs for the mining industry.
“I look forward to working with Datamine’s global customer base to develop comprehensive ESG strategies underpinned by proven technologies,” he added.
Some examples of Datamine’s ESG technology portfolio include:
- Discover GIS solution for geochemical, water, erosion and vegetation modelling and management;
- Strategic planning tools to optimise extraction plans with minimum rehandle and intelligent waste dump design;
- Qmed for workforce health management, COVID testing and vaccine administration; and
- Centric Mining Intelligence for real-time transparency and governance across multiple sites and systems, including ESG key performance indicator reporting.
Beyond its technology suite, Datamine’s Snowden advisory division recently developed an in-pit crushing and conveying mining strategy for a customer that saved over 1 Mt of carbon emissions and A$700 million ($499 million) in cost savings, according to Datamine.
Webb said Datamine will continue to expand its ESG technology suite by investing in R&D and acquiring complementary solutions.
“It’s satisfying to see real momentum and desire by industry participants to improve ESG performance,” he said. “The community is increasingly realising that mining is essential for a low carbon future, but there is more we can do to minimise our impact along the way.”