Lithium miners strengthen sustainability commitments as demand recovers

By Dalila Ouerghi
Published: Monday, 08 March 2021

With demand for lithium continuing to recover in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Chile’s Sociedad Quimica y Minera (SQM) and other major lithium miners have announced plans to expand production while highlighting their commitments to sustainable lithium extraction.

SQM recently announced that it was the first lithium mining company to join the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA), while committing to expand its capacity for lithium carbonate production in 2021 to 120,000 tonnes per year and to 180,000 tpy by 2023.

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