Founded in 1874, Orica has more than 140 years of experience and investment in innovation. They are the global leader in mining and civil services, with a diverse workforce of around 11,500 employees, servicing customers across more than 100 countries. Their core business is creating, developing and delivering mining and civil blasting and ground control solutions for the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets as well as being a specialist provider of ground support services in mining and tunnelling.
Orica aims to develop and publicly release a whole-of company position on climate change in 2017. In the meantime, they continue to transparently report GHG and carbon emissions; actively participate in initiatives such as the Carbon Disclosure Project; and explore options for emissions reductions through abatement, carbon sequestration technology, offsetting and efficiencies. Under the Safeguard Mechanism legislation, Orica has two facilities that qualify with Scope 1 emissions above the baseline and these safeguard facilities will be able to surrender Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) to offset emissions over their baseline.