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Sustainability Information in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting

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Presented at the 2013 Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Annual Meeting (SME 2013). Given the complex regulatory and financial pressures placed upon the mining industry with regard to …

Presented at the 2013 Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Annual Meeting (SME 2013). Given the complex regulatory and financial pressures placed upon the mining industry with regard to issues such as air/water quality, emissions and energy efficiency, most organizations need to be equipped with the proper subject matter expertise to be able to manage this process. Learn from a real life example, the necessary steps that need to be taken for an organization to develop an energy management and sustainability process, using services and technology.

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  • Using FLIGHT, this is a deeper and deeper dive into the data that is publicly reported via eGGRT for MRR compliance. Ultimately, you can follow the data to a single facility. In this case, we start at a U.S. Facility level, take a deeper look at the metals sector, take a deeper look at the iron and steel sector, take a deeper look at the state of Indiana, and take a deeper look at the highest emitting facility in Indiana for this sector – US Steel in Gary, Indiana. This level of data visibility puts serious and significant onus on the reporter for accuracy. There will slowly be no more room to hide.
  • Supplies include materials received, purchased machinery installed, resales, purchased fuels consumed, purchased electric energy and contract work. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/manufacturing/resources/mining/pdfs/mining_bandwidth.pdf
  • The two equipment types offering the greatest energy savings potential in the mining industry are the grinding and diesel (materials handling) equipment. By reducing the energy consumption of these two processes to their practical minimum, the mining industry would save about 467 Tbtu/yr or 37% of current energy consumption. Energy savings in the chart include the full implementation of state-of-the-art technology and installation of new technology through R&D investments. This study notes that energy saving opportunities reported in this study are independent of one another. (e.g. improving blasting energy savings will increase downstream savings in materials handling, and beneficiation and processing; however these potential downstream savings are not accounted for in this study. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/manufacturing/resources/mining/pdfs/mining_bandwidth.pdf
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    • 1. Sustainability Information in Mining:Technologies and Processes for DataAggregation, Management, and ReportingStuart JacksonSchneider ElectricSME Annual Meeting and Exhibition 2013
    • 2. Schneider Electric OverviewSchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 3. Content ●Part I: The Importance of Sustainability Information ●Complex Pressures ●Regulatory, Investors, Competitive/Customer, Social ●Energy Cost Incentive ●Energy Costs of Goods Sold ●‘Resources’ Available ●Sustainability ‘Overburden’ ●Reporting/Disclosure Requirements ●Part II: What’s a Mine to Do? ●Processes ●Strategy ●Inventory Management Plan ●Technology ●No Spreadsheets ●Enterprise Management SystemsSchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 4. Complex PressuresSchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 5. Regulatory Pressures and ProgressSchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 6. US EPA FLIGHT ●Facility Level Information on Greenhouse Gases ● Data reported as of January 15, 2013Schneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 7. Data Mining: New Depths of Transparency U.S.>Metals>Iron & Steel>State>Indiana>US Steel Corp>Gary Works, Gary Indiana>11,443,640 MTCO2eSchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 8. Investor Pressures ●1/3 of World’s Invested Capital Calls for Corporate Environmental Data Disclosure Through CDP ●722 Investors with US $87 Trillion in Assets ●5,000 Requests in 2013Schneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 9. Customer Pressures ●Customer Questionnaires ● Customer’s Supply Chain Mining and Minerals Source: GreenbizSchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 10. Customer Pressures ●Vale asks Schneider to Disclose Emissions ●Other companies are reaching into their value chainsSchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 11. Energy Cost Incentive ●Energy ● Represents ~15% of the total cost of production ● Affects production costs ●Diesel ranged from $2 to +$4.50 globally for many Schneider Clients In the U.S., the mining industry spent 3.2 Billion on energy, or 21% of the total cost of its supplies (not including labor)Schneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 12. Energy – Cost or Asset? •Competitive Advantage •Market differentiation •GHG Reductions •Lower Energy Costs •Longer Asset Life http://www1.eere.energy.gov/manufacturing/resourceSchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 13. Global Regions – Sustainability Examples ●Though geography, politics, and sectors differ, similarities exist in the developing sustainability arena ●Lets look at: ●Australia ●Brazil ●Chinese DemandSchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 14. Australia – Canary in the Coal Mine? ●Increasing Costs of Business ● High Costs of Labor, Compliance ● Carbon Taxes ● Mineral Resource Rent Taxes (Iron and Coal) ● Water Availability ● Stagnant Commodity Prices ● Cheap US Natural Gas = Increased US Coal ExportsSchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 15. Brazil -Sustentabilidade ● Growing Mining and Minerals Sector ● Challenges Entering New Markets ● Requires Sound Sustainability Management, Transparency, DisclosureSchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 16. Chinese Demand ●Brazil wants to be part of the market ●Demand is driving more production which means expanding the supply chain’s license to operateSchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 17. Data Management and Reporting ●The need for sustainability programs is clear ●Lack of human resource capacity, clearly defined data collection processes, accountability, technological tools to multiply efficiency ●Who, what, when, and where of data collection – graphics? ●What is the scope of tasks within an environmental team at a mining company? ●Who does GHG reporting? Environmental Compliance? Mine engineers? Public Relations?Schneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 18. Sustainability ‘Overburden’ ●EPA MRR, CDP, GRI, corporate reports, customer questionnaires ●Reporting demands > available resources ●Reporting emanates from wrong department ● Sustainability is complex, multi- disciplinary – technical and strategic ●“Business is Mining Not Reporting”Schneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 19. Part II: What’s a Mine to Do? ●Where is the Mining Industry as a whole? ●Evolution of a Sustainability Program ●Processes ●Strategy ●Inventory Management Plan ●Technology ●No Spreadsheets ●Enterprise Management SystemsSchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 20. Sustainability in the Mining Industry ● The 80% who develop practices based on common sense in response to particular context, which in some cases results in good work but is generally not benchmarked to international standards and can be highly variable in the quality of both delivery and outcomes ● The 15% who are well managed, reporting material issues, showing improvements, and are recognized as leaders ● The small 5% segment who want to avoid sustainable development issuesSchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 21. Evolution of a Sustainability Program 1. Develop Sustainability Strategy • Determine corporate profile • Set goals & objectives • Governance structure 2. Implement Reporting Program • Develop management plan • Establish measurement & reporting structure • Operations and Products / Supply Chain • Set baseline with third-party verification 3. Evaluate Footprint & Prioritize Actions • Identify portfolio opportunities • Commit to targets • Create performance metrics (KPIs) 4. Implement Optimization Activities • Reduce (raw material, energy, water, waste) • Renew (renewable energy, recycle, treat & reuse) • Restore (offset impact, manage credits) 5. Communicate Results & Performance • Employee & stakeholder engagement / functional teamwork • Voluntary / mandatory reporting • Investor / Customer scorecards • Supplier engagement and performanceSchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 22. Sustainability Strategy ●Common Sustainability Challenges ● Connecting vision with execution ● Cost/benefit metrics for sustainable initiative decision making ● Determination of materialitySchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 23. Implement Reporting Program ●Develop an Inventory Management Plan (IMP) ● Management and accounting system for metrics ● Sets boundaries, control methods, & methodology for emissions ● Defines roles, responsibilities, and processes for comprehensive reporting ● Who submits data to whom? When? ● What technology is going to be used?Schneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 24. Leveraging Technology ●Schneider has clients with 1 to >100k sites - Lessons? ●It can’t be done (well) alone ●Spreadsheets are often ‘dead ends’ ● Data entry errors ● Analysis and benchmarking are difficult ● Often one person aggregates many ●Mining and Mineral Challenges ● Sites have a small number of ‘viable’ reporters ● Reporters are burdened ● Access to technology can be limited ● Physical availability is scattered ● Sites feel ‘left out’ of seemingly ‘one-way’ processSchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 25. Leveraging Technology ●Enterprise Management Systems ● Utilize data feeds and interconnectivity of existing systems ● Utilize Utility Bill Management (UBM) Providers ● Capture invoice images – Auditors! ● Train and involve facility-level data providers – Site EHS ●Contextualize ●Part of the ‘Bigger Picture’ ●Help them reach goalsSchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 26. Evaluate Footprint and Prioritize Actions ●Identify Portfolio Opportunities ● Difficult with Spreadsheets ● Benchmark facilities, processes, production lines ● Requires accuracy – conversions, UOM’s ●Commit to Targets ● Understand what is feasible ● Don’t over-commit on 2nd targets – many do ●Create Performance MetricsSchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 27. Implement Optimization Activities ●Improve Compliance (Report, Mitigate, Remediate) ●Reduce (Raw Materials, Energy, Water, Waste) ●Renew (Renewable Energy, Recycle, Treat & Reuse) ●Restore (Offset Impacts, Manage Credits) ● Considering offset and credit impacts on GHG Footprint ●Processes outlined in Inventory Management Plan ●Leverage technology to adjust inventory, Scope 1 & 2Schneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 28. Communicate Results and Performance ●Documented in Strategy and Inventory Management Plan ●Employee & Stakeholder Engagement/Functional Teamwork ●Voluntary/Mandatory Reporting ●Investor/Customer Scorecards ●Supplier Engagement and Performance ●If you’re not reporting, you’re not doing…Schneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 29. Continuous Improvement ab le ta in u s SSchneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013
    • 30. Thank You!Schneider Electric – Sustainability in Mining: Technologies and Processes for Data Aggregation, Management, and Reporting– SME 2013 Schneider Electric – Presentation Title – SME 2013