Boliden Harjavalta, located in southwest Finland, is Boliden’s first unit to be certified under the Nickel Mark and the second unit certified under the Copper Mark.
Copper Mark is an assurance framework where companies commit to meet 32 criteria, based predominantly on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Boliden Harjavalta’s work to achieve certification began in December 2022. In March 2023, an independent assessment was carried out, and the certification was awarded last month.
“We want to be the most climate-friendly and respected metal provider in the world, which also means driving innovation, and constantly evolving. The Copper Mark certificate showcases all the hard work that Boliden Harjavalta has put in. In addition to that Harjavalta, as the first Boliden site, also got the Nickel Mark. All in all, a great recognition,” said Boliden Smelters President Daniel Peltonen.
“In the audit performed by a third party, Boliden Harjavalta could be found to meet all the criteria required,” DDED Timo Rautalahti, general manager, Boliden Harjavalta.
“The certification process was completed in just six months. The awarded Copper Mark and Nickel Mark are proof to our customers and other stakeholders for our continuous and progressive work to be a responsible metal producer.”
Earlier this year Boliden Rönnskär received the Copper Mark as well.
Metal producers who participate in the certification process commit to meeting several criteria for responsible production. The certifications are awarded by the Copper Mark.
Source: Copper Mark