Planet Positive offering
There is an enormous demand for environmental efficiency within our customer’s industries. The mining industry especially, as it is highly energy and water intensive. We provide our customers with durable, energy-efficient equipment and services that last for a long life-cycle.
Industries such as aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining have significant carbon footprints themselves since rock comminution and processing is very energy intensive and consumes around 5% of the world’s power. Our customers must satisfy the growing demand for minerals while managing deteriorating ore grades, and stricter sustainability requirements. To reach net zero - which is the goal for most leading mining companies - will require a shift towards renewables-based electricity and an increase in energy efficiency.
For this, significant technology innovation is needed in order to make equipment more energy and water efficient and fully capable of operating effectively using renewable power. It is important for equipment and services suppliers like us to support our customers, and to help them achieve the rapid production increase of battery metals supporting electrification
Central to our sustainability efforts is our energy and water efficient Planet Positive offering that helps our customers cut their CO2 emissions and achieve their other sustainability priorities such as reducing pollution. In addition to direct emissions reductions, Planet Positive products can decrease the carbon emitted in manufacturing and delivering products and they offer potential for recycling materials. Planet Positive services can improve our customers’ processes during modernizations and upgrades, as well as optimize existing production processes. Our services help our customers make incremental improvements, progressively accumulating benefits over the lifetime of the equipment. In the long run, such cumulative gains can be very significant. Planet Positive qualification requirements are consistent with our customers’ publicly stated climate change and environmental targets.
The Planet Positive portfolio already includes over 100 products. Our goal is to keep expanding and improving this offering by continuously innovating. We aim to have a Planet Positive product for every part of our customers' value chain. To achieve this, all our R&D projects must have sustainability targets and we actively track our Planet Positive sales.
Safe customer operations
Safety is the license to operate in the industries that we serve. Metso's products are designed to meet all the relevant standards, norms and directives in their respective delivery countries. Our products are always delivered with the appropriate information and instructions to ensure safe operation, services and maintenance. In addition, we offer a wide range of life cycle services to ensure that all products in use will continue to meet existing and future requirements throughout their life cycle. Safety of our products and our people are some of the key drivers in our research and development work.
Even though safety is not a Planet Positive qualification criteria, it is always included. For each Planet Positive product, we have included an assessment to ensure that no indication of negative impact to safety has been identified when compared to the use of the benchmark product. A Planet Positive product is always required to perform at the same or preferably higher level than the industry benchmark product(s) in terms of health and safety, as well as pollution, and biodiversity impact.