Sustainability Index 2018

About this index

Boliden has been publishing sustain­ability information since 2005. This index is prepared in accordance with the Global ­Reporting Initiatives (GRI) Standards: Core Option. We have additionally included disclosures from the GRI G4 Mining and Metal Sector Supplement. 

This index also constitutes Boliden’s ­Communication on Progress (COP) and contains references to Boliden’s performance in relation to UN Global ­Compact’s ten principles. The 2018 ­Sustainability Index comprises references to the Boliden 2018 Annual and Sustainability Report that discloses the Group’s value creation, operations, and risk assessment, including the sustainability perspective.

Boliden adheres to the following internationally recognized, voluntary standards and principles:

  • UN Global Compact. Boliden has been a signatory to the UN 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, environment and anticorruption.
  • The Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Standards. The 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.

The Sustainability Index and the Annual and Sustainability report have been reviewed by means of an external limited assurance engagement in accordance with ISAE 3000, as issued by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). The auditor’s limited assurance report is included in this report.

Key performance data

Data available in the Annual and Sustainability report 2018.

About Boliden

Boliden is a metals producer with 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 uses a risk-based materiality approach to disclose environmental, social and governance information to our stakeholders, such as investors and customers. Boliden is assessed periodically by a number of responsible investment organizations and analysts on environmental, social, and governance criteria and strives to be as transparent as possible, partaking in ranking and ratings, sharing information that is relevant to the business.