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Top 10 business risks and opportunities for Mining in 2021

EY's annual report highlights the biggest risks to the mining and metals industry for 2021

|Mar 5|magazine2 min read

EY's annual report examining the top 10 business risks and opportunities for metals and mining reflects the ongoing challenges of disruption caused by the Covid-19.

When last year’s top 10 risks in mining and metals report raised the prospect of high-impact risks - those that are rare but potentially catastrophic - who could have predicted what would follow in 2020? At that point, EY anticipated that disruption would soon hit the sector but didn’t expect it to come from a global pandemic that has now accelerated other disruptive factors.

Covid-19 was clearly the dominant issue of 2020 and will continue to impact all industries in 2021, including mining and metals. EY's 2021 report focuses on the effects of Covid-19 on the sector, highlighting how the pandemic has heightened many risks but also created new opportunities.