Labor – part of the ten principles of UN Global Impact

Principle 3: Boliden should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

All of Boliden’s 5,911 employees are covered by collective bargain agreements.

Principle 4: Boliden should uphold the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor.

Under no circumstances may forced and compulsory labor be employed or used in our operations, directly or indirectly through business partners.

Principle 5: Boliden should uphold the effective abolition of child labor.

Boliden adheres to the UN Declaration of Human Rights and under no circumstances may child labor be employed or used in our operations, directly or indirectly through business partners.

Principle 6: Boliden should uphold the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Boliden does not accept any form of harassment, discrimination or other behavior that may be regarded by colleagues or close relatives as abusive or degrading. Boliden and its employees shall refrain from all forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or any other factor.

At the end of 2018, 9 formal grievances about labor-practice grievances related to Boliden employees were filed. All grievances were addressed and 7 cases were resolved during the reporting period. In addition, one grievance about labor-practice filed prior to the reporting period was resolved during 2018.