BHP has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Toyota Australia to electrify the mining giant’s fleet of 5000 vehicles.
The partnership is designed to support BHP in its objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030. Another primary objective is to work together across safety, engineering, and product development teams focused on safety in light vehicle design and future state technologies and challenges.
Matthew Callachor, President and CEO of Toyota Australia, said BHP is a key player in Australia’s export industry.
“Toyota Australia is delighted to announce this collaboration, which is designed to enhance safety measures at BHP’s Australian worksites and reduce vehicle operation and other CO2 emissions on BHP sites.”
The companies will work together on a decarbonisation journey map that will look at a range of options and alternative technologies to develop a comprehensive strategy that aims to achieve agreed targets.
James Agar, Group Procurement Officer at BHP, said it is an exciting project and there is plenty of work to be done.
“Combining our engineering expertise and resources with Toyota is a terrific example of the approach we are taking with major suppliers to develop new technologies that will improve our safety and sustainability.”
The MOU will give BHP access to the knowledge and resources of Toyota’s expert engineering teams across Australia and globally and aims to support BHP in realising its broader decarbonisation goals.