The Głogów Copper Smelter and Legnica Copper Smelter have joined the prestigious Copper Mark programme - the divisions of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. will now undergo verification concerning, among other things, effective production management consistent with the highest standards, or the environmental impact of copper production. The Copper Mark initiative also demonstrates the contribution of the copper industry to global sustainable development goals.
- Thus, we will confirm that the smelters of Polska Miedź meet the highest world standards. The production of copper in the Company is carried out in a sustainable and responsible manner, respecting not only national law, but also the best international practices in the field of, among others, responsible supply chain. We are constantly improving our production processes - said Marcin Chludziński, President of the Management Board of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.
- Obtaining the Copper Mark will be of great importance for the sale of copper cathodes produced by KGHM, because the mark will confirm the high rank of KGHM's products among the world's largest metal producers - added Paweł Gruza, KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. Vice President Responsible for Overseas Assets.
Within 24 months, both smelters must demonstrate full compliance of their business processes with the 32 programme criteria, including such issues as environmental protection, metal supply chain analysis, employment and working conditions, cooperation with local communities and risk management practices.
The Copper Mark is a new system to ensure responsible copper production. It is a voluntary programme for industrial sector companies that have a chance to receive a kind of quality certificate. Entities that successfully pass the verification can use the mark in their corporate publications, in contracts or on copper products.
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