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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 global 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. Aurubis produces more than 1 million tons of copper cathodes annually, and from them a variety of products such as wire rod, continuous cast shapes, profiles, and flat rolled products made of copper and copper alloys. Aurubis produces a number of other metals as well, including precious metals, selenium, lead, nickel, tin, and zinc. The portfolio also includes additional products such as sulfuric acid and iron silicate.

Sustainability is a fundamental part of the Aurubis strategy. “Aurubis responsibly transforms raw materials into value” – following this maxim, the company integrates sustainable conduct and business activities into the corporate culture. This involves a careful approach to natural resources, responsible social and ecological conduct in everyday business, and sensible, healthy growth.

Aurubis has about 7,400 employees, production sites in Europe and the US, and an extensive service and distribution system in Europe, Asia, and North America.

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

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