Environment – part of UN Global Compact

Principle 7: Boliden should support a precautionary ­approach to environmental challenges.

Boliden’s environmental commitments are based on the company’s values and driven by the need to reduce environmental impact. Boliden strives to maximize the environmental benefit in relation to the resources invested. Legal requirements and Boliden’s commitments shall always be met.

Principle 8: Boliden should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.

Boliden provides metals and related products to achieve the environ­mental goals of the modern society, including climate ­actions and efficient energy use. Boliden strives to minimize the use of resources such as land, water and energy. Boliden ­operates in a manner that reduces the impact on the surrounding communities from active and closed operations. Performance and examples are presented in the Annual and Sustainability Reports as well as in this Sustainability index.

Principle 9: Boliden should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Boliden systematically works with continuous improvements and innovations and our operations shall implement and maintain environmental management systems according to ISO 14001.

Boliden strives to effectively reuse and recycle Materials and ­develop solutions for valuable Materials to find their way back into the economy.