Material Topic: Anti-competitive behaviour

206–1  Legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust, and monopoly practices

Boliden has zero tolerance for corruption and unfair competition. Boliden has accordingly adopted an anti-competition policy and guidelines and has conducted several online courses in cooperation with external providers of these services. The course is structured as three modules, spread over three years. These courses target a selected group of employees, normally those 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 behavior or ­compliance. There are no fines or non-monetary actions, related to anti-­competitive behavior, initiated or pending against Boliden. Both anti-corruption and compliance with competition laws and regulations is vital for Boliden and Boliden accordingly strives to incorporate requirements into its contractual agreements with counterparties, requiring them to comply with applicable laws and regulations within these relevant areas, too.