One of the biggest challenges in reaching net zero is decarbonising heavy transport. From buses and freight trucks to trains, Scotland either has a mode of heavy-duty transport running on hydrogen or is in the process of developing one.
To establish the clean hydrogen economy, electrolysers and carbon capture and storage are vital. We explore plans to significantly scale up these pivotal solutions in Scotland to meet the huge spike in demand for hydrogen fuel.
For green hydrogen to become a viable energy source for heavy industries, the economics must be comparable with fossil fuels. We assess the costs and efficiency of hydrogen, and how Scotland is powering ahead in this new clean energy sector.
Increasingly, mining companies must commit to improving their environmental performance and accountability. The Towards Sustainable Mining framework is being adopted by mining companies around the world and viewed by many as a bridge to achieving an ESG rating. TSM arrives in Australia in 2025, and we assess why data capture is essential to prove performance and identify areas for improvement.
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Mining companies are investing considerable resources in driving performance to improve their ESG outcomes, which is strongly connected to the market value of the business. We learn more about the weightings for ESG scoring, how crisis management capability needs prioritising, and the importance of datasets.
Stakeholder management is integral to an effective crisis response, with the reputation of a business at risk if they deploy the wrong approach. To their detriment, some major mining operators have had their reputations sullied by underestimating the importance of developing robust stakeholder management and communications plans. Identifying, assessing and prioritising stakeholders is just as important as identifying the appropriate means and timeliness of communication with them. We discuss the most effective strategies for handling stakeholders and the potential risks involved.
Data is vital for informing decision-making in mining operations and accurate information must be shared between key personnel without delay. Collecting unnecessary data can slow this process down. Dynamiq’s digital resilience platform, EMQnet, allows operators to capture important data, benefiting both internal and external stakeholders. This improves crisis event response, creating continuous operational improvements, and greater transparency for regulators and investors over time.
The pandemic has led to a global shift towards remote working and the use of cloud-based technology to lead, manage and train teams. This also has implications for mining teams that have responded to significant events, with bad practices and inadequate systems brutally exposed due to skill fade. We learn about the successful organisations that have adopted and proven technology-based business resilience programs, and examine why the right leadership is vital for this.
Implementing a standard approach to business resilience across an organisation has many benefits. Standardisation helps to unify scarce resources and simplifies program implementation and maintenance. It also enhances cooperation between teams, regions, and organisations. Technology can assist in aligning an organisation-wide capability. This reduces the number of people-hours required to manage the program, with instant access to real-time event data and capability status details.