The importance of innovation in the mining sector has again been emphasised, this time by BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie. There are significant opportunities for mining service companies to achieve growth and secure their position as suppliers, despite very challenging conditions, by adding value to their mining company customers through innovation.
Speaking at Minerals Week in Canberra, BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie has called on the mining sector to lead the way on sustainability and innovation. Mackenzie used his keynote speech to highlight the importance of competitiveness and innovation. He said mining companies should strive to become exporters of new ideas. “The mining sector must lead the way with innovation and sustainability to maximise the economic and social benefits of our operations and minimise our environmental footprint,” Mackenzie said.