Partners in Performance teams up with UK-based Skarn Associates

26 October 2023 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read

Global consulting firm Partners in Performance has agreed a partnership with Skarn Associates, a British company that helps mining companies reduce their environmental impacts.

“We are thrilled to partner with Skarn Associates to help our mining clients better understand the shape of the journey to net zero,” said Skipp Williamson, the Managing Director of Australia-headquartered Partners in Performance.

One of the country’s leading consultancies to the mining sector, Partners in Performance works with dozens of mining companies nationally and internationally on topics including strategy, operations, performance improvement, digitisation, and more.

Partners in Performance teams up with UK-based Skarn Associates

With mining and metals companies facing mounting stakeholder pressure to reduce emissions, Partners in Performance is increasingly working with its mining clients on decarbonisation programs.

“By leveraging Skarn Associates’ best-practice benchmarking insights, we will help miners understand where they are at and what is possible in building an actionable energy transition roadmap they can communicate to investors,” explained Williamson.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Skarn Associates (around 20 staff) specialises in quantifying energy intensity, GHG emissions, and water use across the mining sector supply chain, from mine to finished metal. The firm also helps mining groups benchmark their performance against rivals and industry best practices.

“With our data-driven insights, mining companies can make informed decisions, driving responsible mining practices and fostering sustainability,” said Mark Fellows, CEO and Founder of Skarn Associates.

Teaming up, Partners in Performance and Skarn Associates anticipate to offer a more rounded strategic insight and advisory offering. “Working with Partners in Performance will enhance our ability to deliver bespoke analysis and provide additional insight into clients’ research needs,” said Fellows.

“Partners in Performance has unique insight into the technologies and strategies that will ultimately deliver net zero in our sector; we are looking forward to working together in delivering cutting edge advisory work,” he continued.

According to an estimate from McKinsey & Company, the global mining industry currently accounts for 4% to 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions. In what is a concern for governments and investors, the sector has only just begun to set emission-reduction goals. Current targets published by mining companies are according to McKinsey’s analysis “far below” the Paris Agreement goals.