Global climate change science as laid out by the IPCC predicts temperature increases as a consequence of the greenhouse effect. 

Our position on climate change

We recognise the global climate change science as laid out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This broad consensus among nation states will see a global shift towards a lower carbon economy, supported by appropriate policies and bringing significant economic changes.

We report annually on our approach to understanding and management of climate-related risks and opportunities facing our business: Climate Change Considerations for our Business: 2017

Our response, and our management of climate change issues, can be grouped into four broad areas:

  1. Assessment of risk and materiality
  2. Management of our energy and carbon emissions footprint
  3. Proactive engagement with a range of stakeholders
  4. Support for the development of low-emission technologies

As a global patchwork of energy and climate change regulation evolves, Glencore will continue to monitor international and national developments and play a constructive role in the advancement of climate change policy across our global business group.

We strongly believe that global climate change goals will only be met in an economically stable and secure world where people are able to pursue a better quality of life.