The figures

the numbers behind each pillar

Carbon

On average, the Copper Alliance members surveyed* emit less than 0.13% of the world’s total emissions (35 B t CO2). 

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Energy

On average, the Copper Alliance members surveyed* consume around 0.11% of the world’s total annual final energy consumption (375 B GJ). 

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Water

On average, the Copper Alliance members surveyed* recycle 2.6 billion m3 of water per year. This is equivalent to the annual water footprint of 2 million people.

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Distribution

On average, the Copper Alliance members surveyed* feed $121 billion per year into the global economy, including $12 billion paid to governments as taxes.

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Investment

On average, the Copper Alliance members surveyed* invest $22 billion every year to make their operations more sustainable.

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Employment

On average, the Copper Alliance members surveyed* provide employment for over 336,000 people.

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Safety

On average, the Copper Alliance members surveyed* invest nearly $340 million per year to protect the safety of their employees. Please note this indicator records all injuries, it is therefore much higher than the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate.

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Sustainability reporting

The majority of Copper Alliance members* publish sustainability reports. Please note that some companies are privately owned and are not legally obliged to publish sustainability reports.

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SD principles and goals

The majority of Copper Alliance members* openly declare their commitment to embracing sustainable-development principles and goals.


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