Prestigious guarantee of responsible production prolonged to 2024 – the Legnica and Głogów Copper Smelters/Refineries received a positive result from an audit by the international Copper Mark certificate. At the same time KGHM remained amongst the 28 companies from around the world which have been awarded this certificate.
The Copper Mark was created to promote responsible copper production. The prolongation of this certification enables KGHM’s products to continue being registered (copper cathodes and lead products) on the London Metal Exchange.
The Copper Smelters and Refineries in Głogów and Legnica joined the Copper Mark program in 2020. International experts reviewed the compliance of the business processes in these divisions of KGHM with 32 criteria required for the granting of the Copper Mark. Amongst the areas assessed were actions involving environmental protection, the supply chains for metals, working conditions, risk management practices and cooperation with local communities. This year a a follow-up assessment was conducted to assess compliance with the Copper Mark certificate.
The Copper Mark arose to enable a better understanding of, and to deal with, the growing demands for independently verified, responsible production practices as well as to make a positive contribution to sustainable development. It is a voluntary program for companies in the copper industry which thereby have the opportunity to receive their own quality assurance certification. Companies which successfully pass the requirements may utilise the Copper Mark in their corporate publications, in contracts and on their copper products.
The Copper Mark system provides information regarding procedures and production principles in companies in the copper mining and processing sector. The Copper Mark is, among others, a signal to investors and companies which use copper in their products that the facilities awarded this certification are reliable and responsible business partners.
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