In order for Boliden to have top-quality operations, processes and products, it is crucial to have employees that are skilled, committed and take personal responsibility. In return, Boliden offers its employees a safe and inspiring work environment. Boliden follows up on its social performance through a range of performance indicators on a regular basis.

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 Boliden’s target is to have 0 serious accidents



The performance is presented in the Annual and Sustainability Report.

social targets 2021 and beyond

Occupational health and safety

Zero accidents resulting in absence from work.

Proactive approach to safety

Proactivity Index higher than 5.0

Employee engagement in safety to be at 100%.

Continuously improvement on Risk Class 3 Ratio (RC3R).

Sick leave

Sick leave rate not exceeding 4.0 %.


Boliden strives for diversity among its employees, which reflects the local communities in which Boliden operates. An important part of Boliden’s diversity work is to increase the proportion of women. At least 21% female employees by 2023.

People management

Staff turnover not to exceed 6.0%.

The table shows part of Boliden’s environmental performance indicators that are followed up on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.


102–16  Values, principles, standards and norms of behavior

Guided by its values Care, Courage and Responsibility, Boliden aims to fulfill its vision. The values describe how employees shall work together in Boliden’s daily operations. Boliden employees bring many different competences and skills and together with the values, shape Boliden’s corporate culture around a common purpose. Boliden strives to be a company governed by these values in that they form the basis for how it develops its business. Boliden expects its employees to promote its values by acting responsibly toward colleagues, business associates, and society at large, and to keep in mind that they may be regarded as Boliden representatives even during their leisure time.

Boliden’s Code of Conduct provides a non-exhaustive framework for what Boliden considers to be responsible conduct. Boliden’s employees should always strive to exercise good judgement, care, and consideration in their work for the company.

Boliden, and its employees, shall base their behavior on mutual respect. Boliden does not accept any form of harassment, discrimination, or other behavior that colleagues or business associates may regard as threatening or humanly degrading. Boliden shall ensure that none of the operations controlled by the company lead to the exploitation of children, and that no hazardous/dangerous work is assigned to those under 18 years of age. The company never, either directly or indirectly, collaborates with suppliers or customers where it has reason to believe that child labor is used. Employees and Board Members shall not seek to obtain advantages for themselves (or any related persons) that are improper or may harm Boliden’s interests in any other way. Information beyond general business knowledge acquired in their work for Boliden should be regarded confidentially and treated as such.

The company shall communicate its financial results and other information affecting the share price in an appropriate and timely manner and shall, when doing so, comply with relevant legislation, stock market contracts, and other regulations.

The Code of Conduct has been approved by Boliden’s Board of Directors and applies to all Boliden employees, including temporary personnel, worldwide, as well as to members of the Board of Directors of Boliden AB and its subsidiaries. Line managers are responsible for making the policy known and for promoting and monitoring compliance. Violations of the Code of Conduct are not tolerated and may lead to internal disciplinary action, dismissal, or even criminal prosecution. Should an improper practice or incident occur within Boliden, the company is committed to making the necessary corrections and will take remedial action to prevent recurrence.

Boliden’s whistleblower system is a confidential communication channel through which you are allowed to anonymously raise concerns about serious wrongdoings. The system is not intended to replace our internal reporting channels, but to serve as a complement to these. The whistleblower system is only for reporting actual or suspected serious wrongdoings within the Boliden group. A whistleblower does not need to have firm evidence for expressing a suspicion, but the report must have been made in good faith. Our whistleblower system is a closed system provided by an independent external third party WhistleB Whistleblowing Centre AB (“WhistleB”). The system is entirely disconnected from Boliden’s intranet or external website. All messages are encrypted. To ensure the anonymity of the person sending a message, WhistleB does not save IP addresses or other meta-data. Reporting can be done 24 hours a day, all year round. During 2021, there were nine reports filed - including one related to corruption, one to HR, two to the environment, and five to health and safety.