Boliden’s vision is to become the most ­climate friendly and respected metal provider in the world. Boliden invests considerable resources in efficient systems, advanced technology, and stable processes throughout its operations. All sites work preventively with risk assessments and clear action plans.

0 incidents

Boliden’s target is to have zero environmental incidents each month


Environmental PERFORMANCE 2021

Boliden’s environmental performance is detailed in the Annual and Sustainability Report.

Environmental targets 2021 and beyond


Decrease carbon dioxide intensity by 40%* by 2030.

Reduce absolute CO2 total ­emissions.

Air pollution emissions

No increase of the amount of metals to air.

Reduce sulfur dioxide to air.


All sites shall have a water management plan. No increase of the amount of metals to water or N-tot to water.


Contribute to increased biodiversity by 2030 in all regions where Boliden ­operates.

Environmental compliance

No environmental incidents** should occur.

No permit value violations should occur.

Waste & resource usage

Tailings/slag management in line with GISTM*** by August 2023 and August 2025.

The table shows some of Boliden’s environmental performance ­indicators that are followed up on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.

* Base year 2012 **Risk class 3 ***Global Industry Standard for Tailing ­Management