Sustainability in the Global Mining Industry 2012-2013 - Market Trends and Opportunities, Profitability and Budget Forecast, Mining Industry Procurement and Marketing Initiatives

Dec 11, 2012 - ICD-Research - 171 pages - USD $2,000
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"Sustainability in the Global Mining Industry 2012-2013: Market Trends and Opportunities, Profitability and Budget Forecast, Mining Industry Procurement and Marketing Initiatives" is a new report by ICD Research that analyzes what sustainability means to the global mining industry and how it is being implemented. Furthermore, this report grants access to the opinions and strategies of business decision makers and competitors, and examines their actions related to sustainable procurement practices and marketing green initiatives. This report provides a comprehensive account of how executives in the global mining industry perceive sustainability, and also explores the key drivers and challenges of sustainability management; furthermore, it attempts to forecast the change in demand for various sustainable products and services in different markets across the globe. The report provides access to information categorized by region, company type, and size.

Introduction and Landscape

Why was the report written?
This report is the result of an extensive survey drawn from ICD Research's exclusive panel of leading global mining industry companies. As sustainability emerges as a strong theme in the business environment, this report provides the reader with an extensive and authoritative analysis of what sustainability means to the mining industry and how it is being implemented. Furthermore, this report grants access to the opinions and strategies of business decision makers and competitors, and examines their actions surrounding sustainable procurement practices and marketing green initiatives.

What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
In total, 60% and 55% of buyer respondents identified that their company is involved in sustainability initiatives for community development such as the 'creation of job opportunities for the local community' and the 'provision of training programs related to health and safety in mining operations' respectively.

What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
Overall, 'cost-savings and operational efficiency', 'growth opportunities', and 'strengthening competitive position' are the key drivers that influence buyers' and suppliers' organizational sustainability practices.

What makes this report unique and essential to read?
"Sustainability in the Global Mining Industry 2012-2013: Market Trends and Opportunities, Profitability and Budget Forecast, Mining Industry Procurement and Marketing Initiatives" is a new report by ICD Research that analyzes what sustainability means to the global mining industry and how it is being implemented. Furthermore, this report grants access to the opinions and strategies of business decision makers and competitors, and examines their actions surrounding sustainable procurement practices and marketing green initiatives.

Key Features and Benefits
To identify the most popular or universally accepted indices or practices used in measuring and monitoring sustainability implementation.

To understand the set specific cost saving targets to be achieved when implementing sustainability.

Uncovers the leading concerns of companies in the effective implementation of sustainable practices.

Formulate effective procurement strategies by identifying how sustainability procurement budgets are changing and where expenditure will be directed in the future.

Identify the specific marketing strategies and channels that competitors use to win business.

Key Market Issues
'Emission control systems', 'proper insulation of the facility', and 'adopt video-conferencing' are the key energy efficiency measures implemented in the global mining industry, as identified by buyer respondents.

In total, 40% of buyer respondents from the global mining industry use 'environmental management system accreditation' to monitor and measure the implementation of sustainability initiatives.

Overall, Canada, the US, and Brazil are considered to be the fastest-growing regions for sustainable products and services by 60%, 59%, and 53% of supplier respondents respectively.

On average, buyer sustainability management budgets are expected to rise by 8%over the next 12 months, compared to an expected increase of 9% in 2011.

'Effective Health and Safety (EHS) management system', 'certification and compliance with ISO 14001 and ISO 9001',and the 'reduction of energy consumption' are the critical factors for supplier selection.

Key Highlights
Overall, 'surface and highwall mining equipment', 'health and safety services and equipment', 'pumps, compressors, valves and actuators', and 'power supply, engines, transmission and drives' are the most-implemented sustainable procurement practices.

'Corporate and brand websites', 'email and newsletters', and 'conferences and events' are considered to be the most important marketing channels by 43%, 42%, and 38% of supplier respondents respectively.

'Corrosion resistant and metallic based materials', 'materials which reduce fuel consumption', and 'energy efficient materials that have a low impact on the environment' are the key attributes of green procurement, as identified by 47%,40%, and 33%of buyer respondents respectively.

On average, buyer companies in the global mining industry plan to allocate 24% of their total procurement budgets for sustainable products and services in 2012-2013.

'Explaining cost-benefit of sustainability to clients', giving 'informal presentations', and sending 'educational marketing messages' are considered the most important steps to be taken by supplier companies in order to market their green credentials to clients.

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