Introduction

Introduction

About Boliden

Boliden is a metals company with a focus on sustainable development. Our roots are Nordic, but our business is global. The company’s core competence is within the fields of exploration, mining, smelting, and metals recycling. Boliden operates six mining units and five smelters in Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Ireland. Its shares are listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, segment Large Cap.

Boliden is assessed periodically by a number of responsible investment organisations and analysts on environmental, social, and governance criteria. As at the end of 2017 Boliden is part of the FTSE4 Good Ethical Index, the STOXX ESG Leaders Index, and the MSCI ESG indices.

About this report

This report is prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core Option. We have additionally included disclosures from the GRI G4 Mining and Metal Sector Supplement. The 2017 reporting is composed of two units: one that is integrated into the 2017 Annual Report and which discloses the Group’s value creation, operations, and risk assessment including the sustainability perspective, and this supplementary GRI Report that constitutes a more extensive declaration of our impact, with full references to the GRI Content Index.

The GRI report has been reviewed by means of an external limited assurance engagement in accordance with RevR 6 Assurance of Sustainability Reports issued by FAR. The auditor’s limited assurance report is included in this report.

Boliden’s 2017 Annual Report (pdf), Boliden’s web-based 2017 GRI Report, and a printable 2017 GRI Report (pdf), are all available on Boliden’s website.

 

Key performance data 

GRI-
Series

Group KPI

2017

2016

200

Return on capital employed, %

21

15

200

Net debt/equity ratio, %

.11

32

200

Dividend per share, SEK

8.25

5.25

300

Metals to water, tonnes Me-eq

9.1

13

300

Metals to air, tonnes Me-eq

109

100

300

Carbon dioxide intensity, tonne/tonne

0.69

0.73

300

Sulphur dioxide emissions, ktonnes

7.4

7.1

300

Serious environmental incidents, per month

0.1

0.2

400

Accidents, LTI frequency

6.3

7.9

400

Sick leave, %

4.5

4.4

400

Female employees, FTE %

17.6

17.8