Material Topic: Anti-competitive behaviour

206–1  Legal actions for anti-competitive behaviour, anti-trust, and monopoly practicies

Boliden has zero tolerance for corruption and unfair competition. In accordance herewith, Boliden has adopted an anti-competition policy and guidelines and has held several face-to-face and e-learning training sessions, together with external suppliers of these services. A three-year, three-part e-learning session has been two-thirds completed, with the last remaining session to be conducted during the first quarter of 2018. These trainings are targeted to a selected group of employees, normally dealing with or having contact with potential competitors. Boliden conducts extensive domestic and international operations and is occasionally involved in disputes and legal proceedings arising in the course of its activities. There are no initiated or ongoing legal actions with respect to anti-competitive behaviour or compliance. There are no fines or non-monetary actions, related to anti-competitive behaviour, initiated or pending against Boliden. Both anti-corruption and compliance with competition laws and regulations is vital for Boliden. In line herewith, Boliden strives to incorporate requirements in its contractual agreements with its counterparties that require these counterparties to comply with applicable laws and regulations also within these relevant areas.