Metal recycling is a common practice. Recycling metals is a more economically and environmentally viable way to obtain and use metals as it uses less energy than metal production. In addition, metal can withstand continual recycling without losing quality, making it a popular area for companies to survey when conducting an environmental waste audit.
Copper is itself a sustainable material. It is 100% recyclable and can be used and reused without losing its important engineering qualities. Our recycled content for bare Classic Copper is 90% or greater. In the metal industry especially, recycling is a prerequisite for efficient and sustainable business activity. We are well positioned within the metal sector with our main metal, copper, because copper can be recycled over and over again without any loss of quality. Our strategic reorientation to becoming a multimetal company means that we are investing more in recycling processes for precious metals and non-ferrous metals. Consequently, we have set the target in both the company strategy and the Sustainability Strategy derived from it to extract many metals besides copper through recycling, and to make these metals useful for society. In this way, we contribute to a circular economy and thus to the conservation of natural resources beyond our key expertise in copper recycling.