Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 90 commodities. We are a major Australian employer, with over 15,600 people working across industries that include coal, copper, cotton, grain and oilseeds, nickel, oil and zinc.
In 2016 we contributed more than $12 billion to the regional,state and national economies, by employing people, sourcing from local communities, and paying taxes to our host governments. For more information, visit www.glencore.com.au
Our copper refinery in Townsville is one of the world’s leading electrolytic copper refineries with a capacity of 300,000 tonnes per annum,making it the largest in Australia. The refining process purifies copper anode to 99.995% pure, high-quality copper cathode, which is trucked to the Port of Townsville and loaded onto vessels for export.
At the Port of Townsville, Glencore manages and operates the Berth 8 shiploader in conjunction with storage and logistics facilities. Our port operations represent a critical part of our integrated copper and zinc supply chain. Our businesses explore, mine, process, transport, store and export copper and zinc-lead-silver commodities from our operations across Queensland to the rest of the world. We store, handle and export a number of own-source and third-party products, including zinc and copper concentrates, fertiliser (on behalf of Incitec Pivot Limited) and small amounts of lead concentrates.