Introduction to this index


This Sustainability Index is designed to ­facilitate the navigation of Boliden’s disclosure of ­governance, strategies, report parameters, sustainability topics and performance indicators. It includes references to Boliden’s environmental, social, and economic goals and results.

The Content Indexes at the end of this document includes ­references to Boliden’s disclosures to the following initiatives*:

1. Global Reporting initiative (GRI) ­Content Index

The GRI Standards include an internationally recognized set of standards for the economic, environmental and social aspects of business performance that enables stakeholders to compare the performance of different companies. Boliden’s Sustainability Index 2021 is prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core Option. Given Boliden’s business, the company has 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 anti-corruption. Boliden’s Sustainability Index 2021 includes its Communication on Progress (COP) with references to the company’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 TCFD and discloses its performance to date in this Sustainability Index.

4. The International Council on Mining and Metals’ (ICMM) Mining Principles

In 2021, Boliden became a member of the ICMM. The company’s performance related to ICMM requirements is disclosed in this Sustainability Index.

5. The Sustainability Accounting ­Standards Board (SASB)

From 2021, Boliden has reported according to the SASB, specifically their Metals & Mining standard.

*In cases where Boliden reports partially (with omissions) on a sustainability topic, the reasons for the omissions are provided either directly in this index or in connection with the disclosure of the topic.

Sustainability Index Content

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