At Aurubis, environmental protection is a fundamental part of corporate policy. Throughout the Group, Aurubis is a leader in environmental protection when compared internationally.
Significant investment in environmental protection and the continuous improvement of plant technologies has enabled dust emissions in copper production to be reduced by over 90 % since 2000, for instance.
Sustainable development, such as the conservation of resources by recycling and – as far as possible – the complete utilization of raw materials by transferring them into new products is a high priority for Aurubis.
As an energy-intensive company, particular importance is attributed to increasing energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. The continuous improvement in water protection, soil protection and the ambient air quality is a key target in the environmental protection sector.
In 2009 Aurubis published a Sustainability Report for the reporting period of 2008. The report is oriented to the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative on sustainability reporting (GRI) and can be downloaded here.
In 2011 we released a new Group Environmental Report that took into account the fact that the Aurubis Group has grown.
In addition to the consolidated Environmental Declarations of the Hamburg and Lünen sites, the report contains accounts of the environmental achievements of all of the other Group companies.
Protecting together, improving together:
environmental and climate protection is a comprehensive, global responsibility that involves all of us.