Our commodities are used in many aspects of modern life and we are actively reshaping our portfolio to increase our exposure to the commodities critical to a low-carbon future.
As a globally diversified mining and metals company, we create value by producing commodities that are used in many aspects of modern life. Many of these commodities will play a critical role in the transition to a low-carbon world. Our operations, development options and exploration programs are diversified by commodity and geography.
Many market sectors rely on our commodities, including construction, energy, renewables, automotive, medical and consumer goods. Our commodities are used to power homes, start cars, package food, and build roads, bridges, skyscrapers, and hospitals.
The commodities we bring to society
AluminiumOften referred to as the metal of the future due to its light weight, durability, strength, corrosion resistance, recyclability and electrical conductivity.
CopperA key metal used in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. It is an excellent conductor of electricity, making it even more critical as the world moves towards electrification.
SilverA precious metal used to make coins, jewellery, medical appliances and electronics. It is also a key component for the production of solar photovoltaic cells.
LeadA heavy metal that is mainly used in batteries. Traditionally used to start cars, lead-acid batteries are being increasingly used to power electric vehicles.
A metal increasingly in demand for batteries that store wind and solar energy and widely used for galvanising iron and steel to protect against corrosion. It’s long been used in construction because of its special properties.
NickelHas an important role to play as the world transitions to a more sustainable future due to its use as an alloy in wind, solar and geothermal power infrastructure.
A metal in high demand that is increasingly used in EV battery chemistries and to improve the quality and strength of steel in major infrastructure such as hospitals, office towers and bridges.
There are two types of coal, metallurgical coal and energy coal. Metallurgical coal has the metallurgical properties to produce coke, which is used to make iron within a blast furnace, the dominant steel-making technology.
We produce premium-quality, hard-coking coal for steelmaking at our Illawarra Metallurgical Operation in New South Wales, Australia