Press Release

Aurubis publishes Communication on Progress 2017 for the United Nations Global Compact

Hamburg, Friday, July 6, 2018


  • A variety of measures and activities demonstrate how Aurubis implements the ten principles of the UN Global Compact
  • Delivery of district heating to Hamburg’s HafenCity neighborhood presents new approach to CO2 reduction beyond plant boundaries

Aurubis AG published its Communication on Progress 2017 for the ten principles of the UN Global Compact. These principles are divided into the areas of Human Rights, Labor, Environment, and Anti-Corruption.

The report shows Aurubis’ progress in carrying out the principles. The metals company also documents a variety of measures and activities, as well as the pledges, policies, and management systems established in the Group that are related to the ten principles.

For example, the company made significant progress in February 2017 when it entered into a contract to deliver industrial waste heat to enercity. The energy provider uses it to heat the newly constructed HafenCity East neighborhood in Hamburg. Aurubis thus reduces its CO2 emissions by about 20,000 t of CO2 beyond its plant boundaries annually.

Aurubis has been a member of the UN Global Compact since 2014. The member companies commit to implementing the ten principles and to reporting the progress they have achieved each year.


Aurubis - Metals for Progress

Aurubis AG is a leading worldwide provider of non-ferrous metals and the largest copper recycler worldwide. The company processes complex metal concentrates, scrap metals and metal-bearing recycling materials into metals of the highest quality.

Its main area of expertise is the processing and optimal recovery of concentrates and of recycling raw materials with complex qualities. With its range of services, Aurubis is a forerunner in the industry. The group of companies is oriented towards growth, efficiency and sustainability: The main components of the strategy are the expansion of the leading market position as an integrated copper producer, entering new markets in the area of industries of the future, the highly efficient and optimal production of additional metals and by-products from complex raw materials, as well as practicing a responsible attitude when dealing with people, resources and the environment.

Aurubis produces more than 1 million t of copper cathodes annually and from them a variety of copper products such as wire rod, continuous cast shapes, rolled products and strips, as well as specialty wire and copper profiles and alloys. Precious metals, selenium, lead, nickel and a series of other products such as sulfuric acid and iron silicate also belong to the product portfolio.

Aurubis has about 6,500 employees, production sites in Europe and the USA and an extensive service and sales system in Europe, Asia and North America.

Aurubis’ customers include companies in the copper semis industry, the electrical engineering, electronics and chemical industries, as well as suppliers of the renewable energies, construction and automotive sectors.

Aurubis shares are part of the Prime Standard Segment of the German Stock Exchange and are listed in the MDAX, the Global Challenges Index (GCX) and the STOXX Europe 600.


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