Boliden

Involvement in the project

Boliden Mineral AB is taking part in “Circular Economy Model 5: PPI and mining sector, Sweden” and contribute to the project by providing a test site and by contributing with know-how and information regarding the mining waste. The test site will be used to demonstrate, evaluate and optimize the use of GLD for the construction of sealing layers for mine waste deposits.
Boliden is a high-tech metal company with its own mines and smelters that work over the long term to guarantee society’s supply of base metals and precious metals through the mining of ore (minerals) and the production and delivery of high quality metals to industry.
Our high productivity is based on experience, innovation and advanced technology, developed in collaboration with Nordic technology and engineering companies. Today, around 5,500 people work at Boliden, which has operations in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Ireland.

Metals are needed in all sectors and without them, modern society would cease functioning.

Exploration
We search for new mineral deposits through exploration, both in the vicinity of our existing mines and in new areas. In this way, we contribute to secure the future of our business and take long-term responsibility for the supply of metals of the highest quality to society. We focus on mineral deposits containing zinc, copper, lead, nickel, gold, palladium, platinum and silver.

Mines
We extract ore from open pits and underground mines. Thanks to modern technological developments, mining methods and our expertise in mining design, our production is of the highest class from drilling and blasting to loading and crushing. We separate minerals from crushed ore in our concentrators. The end products are various mineral concentrates that are shipped to smelters for further processing. Exhausted parts of the mine are refilled, and sand from the concentrators is collected in taillingdams

Smelters
In our smelters we refine mineral concentrates from our own and other mines into pure metals. Thanks to our technical expertise and flexible processes, we can extract metals from complex raw materials and produce metals of very high quality. We are also the market leader in electronics recycling and lead recovery from car batteries. This operation is governed by stringent environmental conditions in the same way as our mines and it is monitored both by ourselves and supervisory authorities.

Products
Our products are mainly zinc and lead ingots, copper cathodes, gold bars and silver granules, but also other products such as sulphuric acid and iron sand. The major part of our metals is transported by rail or sea to industrial customers throughout Europe. Two important end users are the construction and automotive industries.

We invest in sustainable metal production
Taking economic, social and environmental responsibility for the effects of our business is a given and something we prioritize at every level. We have a well-established safety culture and we work to prevent risks. Our goal is to be the first sustainable link in a metal’s value chain – a goal we achieve by investing in modern technology and developing stable, environmentally safe processes.

Our environmental management work is based on our values and our vision of zero environmental accidents. To achieve this, we invest considerable resources in efficient systems, advanced technology and stable processes throughout our operation. We work preventively with meticulous risk assessments and clear action plans.

Mining Company

Mining Company

Boliden

Involvement in the project

Boliden Mineral AB is taking part in “Circular Economy Model 5: PPI and mining sector, Sweden” and contribute to the project by providing a test site and by contributing with know-how and information regarding the mining waste. The test site will be used to demonstrate, evaluate and optimize the use of GLD for the construction of sealing layers for mine waste deposits.

The Company

Boliden is a high-tech metal company with its own mines and smelters that work over the long term to guarantee society’s supply of base metals and precious metals through the mining of ore (minerals) and the production and delivery of high quality metals to industry.
Our high productivity is based on experience, innovation and advanced technology, developed in collaboration with Nordic technology and engineering companies. Today, around 5,500 people work at Boliden, which has operations in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Ireland.

Metals are needed in all sectors and without them, modern society would cease functioning.

Businesses

Exploration
We search for new mineral deposits through exploration, both in the vicinity of our existing mines and in new areas. In this way, we contribute to secure the future of our business and take long-term responsibility for the supply of metals of the highest quality to society. We focus on mineral deposits containing zinc, copper, lead, nickel, gold, palladium, platinum and silver.

Mines
We extract ore from open pits and underground mines. Thanks to modern technological developments, mining methods and our expertise in mining design, our production is of the highest class from drilling and blasting to loading and crushing. We separate minerals from crushed ore in our concentrators. The end products are various mineral concentrates that are shipped to smelters for further processing. Exhausted parts of the mine are refilled, and sand from the concentrators is collected in taillingdams

Smelters
In our smelters we refine mineral concentrates from our own and other mines into pure metals. Thanks to our technical expertise and flexible processes, we can extract metals from complex raw materials and produce metals of very high quality. We are also the market leader in electronics recycling and lead recovery from car batteries. This operation is governed by stringent environmental conditions in the same way as our mines and it is monitored both by ourselves and supervisory authorities.

Products
Our products are mainly zinc and lead ingots, copper cathodes, gold bars and silver granules, but also other products such as sulphuric acid and iron sand. The major part of our metals is transported by rail or sea to industrial customers throughout Europe. Two important end users are the construction and automotive industries.

Sustainability

We invest in sustainable metal production
Taking economic, social and environmental responsibility for the effects of our business is a given and something we prioritize at every level. We have a well-established safety culture and we work to prevent risks. Our goal is to be the first sustainable link in a metal’s value chain – a goal we achieve by investing in modern technology and developing stable, environmentally safe processes.

Our environmental management work is based on our values and our vision of zero environmental accidents. To achieve this, we invest considerable resources in efficient systems, advanced technology and stable processes throughout our operation. We work preventively with meticulous risk assessments and clear action plans.