Welcome to the latest issue of MINE Australia.

Outside of investing, what does “ESG” mean? Environmental, social, and governance issues lead in this edition, where theory meets practice.

At Gold Fields’ Agnew mine, the company has taken a leap into operating with renewables. The remote project has worked with a renewables provider to assemble a small wind farm integrated into a more traditional grid. How has the transition gone in this corner of the industry?

Other companies have already started fitting mining vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells to decrease emissions. We explain where hydrogen comes from, and where the technology is headed. Elsewhere, how is one of Australia’s largest miners decarbonising? We look at the emissions of Rio Tinto. On the social side, recent investigations into allegations of abuse and harassment at sites relying on fly-in, fly-out workers are just the latest in a chain leading back years. If Australian mining wants to keep attracting the best talent, is FIFO viable for the future?

Find all this in your edition of MINE Australia. 

Matt Farmer, editor