Codelco contracted Microsoft to fast-track its digitalization efforts to support automation and improve analytics, according to wire reports. The contract covers employee training.

The partnership will also promote “sustainability” at Codelco operations, leadership for the miner said.

“We are promoting profound changes so that different areas operate in a completely remote and automated way, reducing risks, improving the productivity, safety and reliability of our operation,” said Alvaro Garcia, vice president, technology, Codelco.