Miners Turn To Tech To Drive Greater EHS and Sustainability Performance

. For mining companies with complex and dangerous operations and a product subject to significant price volatility, digital investments which enable the more efficient flow of information have the potential to both lower costs and increase productivity.

Miners Turn To Tech To Drive Greater EHS and Sustainability Performance

Mining companies are forced to confront a complex array of site-specific environmental, health, safety and social risks that workers face day-to-day.

How can technology help save costs and drive greater efficiency in EHS (Environment, health and safety) and sustainability management?

To find out, IsoMetrix engaged independent research and consulting company Verdantix to conduct anonymous telephone interviews with 52 EHS and sustainability executives in mining companies across the United States, Canada and Australia.

Participants primarily came from large enterprises with more than $500 million in annual revenue.

This research provided an in-depth view into how global mining companies are using technology to manage risk, as well as deeper insight into the challenges they face.

Respondents were asked about the maturity of their current technology; their processes for reporting; and the barriers to realizing a single enterprise-wide solution.

The research shows a majority of mining companies use multiple different technology tools that are either siloed or only partially integrated.

This lack of integration means many of these companies are struggling to realize the expected benefits of their technology investments, with the monthly reporting activities of the survey respondents alone, costing these firms almost $1 million in employee time.

Engineering Industry concept with mining quarry with lots of machinery at work - view from above. Red ivory / Shutterstock.com

Engineering Industry concept with mining quarry with lots of machinery at work – view from above. Red ivory / Shutterstock.com

IsoMetrix’s in-depth report asks:

  • How do leading mining companies manage complex site-specific EHS and sustainability risks?
  • How many information management tools do mining companies use?
  • How integrated are those technology tools?
  • How much resource is required to generate reports each month?

The report considers what mining companies can do to maximize the value realized from their EHS and sustainability technology investments. And concludes with six steps leaders can take to enable their technology vision.

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