The Bulgarian site is the first Aurubis primary smelter to successfully complete the Copper Mark certification process and now bears the quality seal. The certification verifies that Aurubis Bulgaria produces copper sustainably.
“The Copper Mark fully aligns with our Sustainability Strategy,” said Roland Harings, Aurubis AG Chief Executive Officer. “As a result, in 2020 we made the decision to take part in this new industry standard. We’re pleased that Aurubis Bulgaria has now successfully completed the extensive auditing process. Our goal is for all Aurubis smelters to receive the Copper Mark, so our sites in Hamburg and Lünen will be the next to start the audit process.”
The Copper Mark requires participants to fulfill 32 internationally recognized sustainability criteria, which are assessed independently of each other. These include environmental protection, occupational health and safety, compliance, and human rights, to name a few examples. The Copper Mark therefore looks at a company’s responsible business activities as a whole.