Aurubis established its main areas of activity and set targets in the categories of Economy, Environment and People in its Sustainability Strategy.
We utilize a number of measures to minimize the negative impacts of our business activities on the environment, our employees and society. The basis of our targets and our activities is our Sustainability Strategy, which we developed in 2012 and 2013. The materiality analysis updated in 2015 confirms our selected areas of activity and targets.
The core of the Sustainability Strategy is the alignment of “Economy – Environment – People” along the individual phases of the Aurubis value chain, “Raw materials – Processes – Products”. This Sustainability Strategy establishes the main areas of activity for the coming years. Based on these areas, 15 targets in the categories of the economy, the environment and people as well as action plans for individual areas have been developed. When implementing the targets, we clearly state the planned measures, responsibilities and deadlines. This makes our sustainable company development measurable and manageable.
The central goals include continuing the generation and execution of ideas from Innovation Management, reducing our emissions further, expanding the recycling of complex materials, increasing occupational safety and dealing more intensively with our responsibility in the supply chain. The rise in questions and demands from relevant, diverse interest groups validates this approach.
Aurubis has released its fifth group-wide Sustainability Report, providing information about how we perceive our corporate responsibility. The report is oriented to the guidelines of the current version of the Global Reporting Initiative, GRI G4, as well as the principles of sustainability context, materiality, completeness and inclusion of stakeholders. It fulfills the GRI’s “Core” option. Furthermore, it takes the Mining & Metals Sector Disclosures into account.
If not otherwise stated, the report refers to the fiscal years 2013/14 and 2014/15 and to the entire Aurubis Group. In addition to relevant key figures, the report outlines successes, targets and challenges and presents the Aurubis Sustainability Strategy.
Our Sustainability Report 2015 simultaneously serves as the Communication on Progress for the UN Global Compact (UNGC).
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