Introduction to this index

INTRODUCTION 

The Index enables navigation of the disclosure of organizational profiles and governance, strategies, report parameters, sustainability topics, performance indicators, and the Mining and Metals Sector Supplement indicators. It includes references to Boliden’s environmental, social, and economic goals and results. In cases where Boliden reports partially (with omissions) on a sustainability topic, the reasons for the omissions are provided either directly in the index or in connection with the disclosure of the topic.

The content index includes references to Boliden’s disclosures on the following initiatives;

1. Global Reporting initiative (GRI) ­Content Index

The Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Standards include an internationally recognized set of standards for economic, environmental and social aspects of business performance that enables stakeholders to compare companies’ performances. Boliden’s Sustainability Index 2019 is prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) Standards: Core Option. Given our business we have also included relevant disclosures from the previous GRI G4 Mining and Minerals sector supplement which no longer form part of the applicable GRI standards.

2. The ten principles of THE UN Global ­Compact Index

Boliden has been a signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2012. The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor rights, environment and anticorruption. Boliden’s Sustainability Index 2019 includes the Communication on Progress (COP) with references to Boliden's performance in relation to the UN Global Compact's ten principles.

3. Task Force on Climate-­related ­Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

Boliden supports the recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and discloses Boliden's performance thus far in this Sustainability Index.

Sustainability Index Content

References to each reporting initiative can be found in the Content Indexes.