Strategy & Sustainability

Sustainable conduct and economic activities are among the central components of Aurubis’ company strategy.

Sustainability as part of the corporate strategy

For Aurubis, acting responsibly means having a conscientious attitude towards the environment and limited natural resources. However, it also includes responsible interactions with employees, suppliers, customers, neighbors and the plant areas and communities where Aurubis is active.

In addition to responsibility as a contribution to sustainable conduct and economic activity, the Group’s five corporate values also include performance, integrity, mutability and appreciation (the first letters of which spell the German word “PRIMA”, meaning “great”). Legal regulations, the PRIMA corporate values and internal policies and management systems form the basis for responsible corporate governance.

Aurubis respects human rights and advocates for their protection. Adherence to the internationally recognized core labor standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is of central importance. Aurubis joined the United Nations Global Compact in December 2014 and thus commits to working toward the implementation of its ten principles.


Sustainability as part of the corporate culture

A key topic in the Group is the further integration of sustainability in the corporate culture. Aurubis has already achieved a great deal in this area at all of the Group sites as well as across all of the business processes. We contribute to minimizing possible effects of our business activities on the environment, employees and society from the start with various measures.

Aurubis developed a comprehensive Sustainability Strategy in 2013. The strategy approach addresses the three components of economic, ecological and social sustainability, or the classic convergence of the economy, the environment and people. We view these factors in the context of the individual phases of raw materials, processes and products. The Sustainability Strategy includes the main areas of activity for the coming years. Targets and action plans have been developed based on these areas.


Convergence of “Economy-Environment-People”

The overarching Aurubis Sustainability Strategy addresses the convergence of “Economy-Environment-People” among the individual phases of the Aurubis value chain, “Raw materials-Processes-Products”. Eight central action areas were identified and targets were developed accordingly.


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