Boliden in brief

Boliden is a metal producer with mining, smelting, and metals recycling operations in northern Europe and a clear focus on ­sustainable development.

We are the European leader in producing copper and nickel, and are one of the world’s largest zinc producers. These are metals that are the building blocks of modern society. Boliden also plays an important role in the recycling of electronic waste.

Sustainable vision for metals And mining

Boliden aspires to be the most climate friendly and respected metal provider in the world. We support the Paris climate agreement and during the year we committed to set near-term company-wide emission reductions targets in line with the Science Based Targets initiative.

Our operations are characterized by concern for people, the environment and society. Boliden’s sustainability work is based on its own norms and values, as well as on international guidelines and targets, such as the UN Global Compact and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Dialogue with internal and external stakeholders ensures that different perspectives are considered.

Sustainability disclosure and assurance

Boliden uses a risk-based sustainability approach to disclose environmental, social and governance information to its stakeholders and is periodically assessed on sustainability criteria by responsible investment organizations and analysts. We strive to be as transparent as possible by participating in external rating schemes and by openly sharing information about our business. Boliden Group is validated according to the ICMM Mining Principles and was ­approved as an ICMM member during 2022. The membership ­requires a third-party validation of each operative unit every three years – a process that will start in 2023.


The metals we produce are required for the climate transition.

Mikael Staffas