Climate goal

Sandvik LH518B™ loader is one example of battery-electric equipment reducing the environmental impact in mining operations.

We will deliver on our commitments to reduce our climate impact. We are aiming to shift mindsets and outcomes in our own business, for our customers and with our suppliers to help reach our targets.

Making progress

  • Yearly targets for energy efficiency improvements are defined and followed up on by all divisions.
  • We have signed agreements to purchase fossil-free energy in a number of markets and we already purchase clean energy for our European sites.
  • Among the initiatives are also vehicle electrification and efforts to reduce our transport impact.
  • The launch of new battery-electric equipment and vehicles reduces heat and emissions for our mining customers. Read more about offering to the mining industry on

Reduction of CO2 emissions

We need to reduce our CO2 emissions to 166 ktons to achieve a 50 percent reduction by 2030. The table and graph show the reduction of CO2 emissions for 2016–2021.

CO2 emissions, ktons
2016-2018 2019 2020 2021
356* 342 280 234

*Average value

Climate_en.svgIn 2021, CO2 emissions fell by 16.4 percent to 234 ktons, despite increased production and traveling. Fossil-free energy sourcing was the major contributor.

The dotted line is an indication of how well we are in line with the 2030 targets, meaning we exceeded the 2020 requirements in relation to the target. The target is adjusted for structural changes.

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Find out more about our progress

You can read more about our latest progress in the interim report.
Go to the page for interim reports