Tue, 2021-05-04 14:37

New EU Industry Strategy needs EU mineral raw materials – The basis for a sustainable future of the EU

Press Release

Euromines welcomes the New EU Industry Strategy and our members are ready to provide the needed mineral resources for the Green Deal and EU economy. One key element of implementing Europe’s Green Deal successfully must be increasing the resilience of value chains and returning value chains to Europe by setting the right framework conditions. 

Mark Rachovides, President of Euromines, said: “Industry is the backbone of a sustainable EU economy. A balanced approach to climate, energy and raw materials policies is required to boost European technological excellence along our value chains and to support innovation and investment by new and traditional industries.”

Mon, 2021-05-03 18:43

Euromines is looking for the Environment, Health & Safety Officer

General News

Euromines is looking for the Environment, Health & Safety Officer (EHS) to join its Brussels office. The Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Officer will be responsible for running the Health & Safety Committee and, together with the team, work on a variety of topics related to the Commission Green Deal Ambition objectives & Zero Pollution Ambition, their regulatory developments, and their implementation within the sector.

Wed, 2021-04-28 20:04

Occupational Health and Safety

General News

The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. On this occasions Euromines is pleased to share the main deliverables of Project on Occupational Health and Safety. The project focused on identifying the current Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) status of the mineral raw materials resources industries in five EU Member States (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Spain) in cooperation with the National and European associations and federations of the EU mineral raw materials sector. 

Wed, 2021-04-28 13:29

Launch of an enterprise vaccination system in Poland announced in KGHM

General News

In the course of the last months the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has generated an unprecedented crisis. A number of coronavirus waves in Europe has affected all of us – our countries, our communities, our families. It has also influenced all of Europe’s industries, including the mineral raw material industry. In the past year our sector’s top priority has been to ensure the health and safety of our employees and to secure supplies of raw materials into the diversity of Europe’s supply chains amidst border closures and lockdown measures.
Our Polish member, KGHM Polska Miedź, in cooperation with Polish government are contributing a lot of effort to fight this worldwide pandemic. Launch of an enterprise vaccination system in Poland was announced in KGHM last week.

Wed, 2021-03-31 13:05

Circularity and resource efficiency concepts put into practice by LKAB

General News

Modern exploration technologies have allowed us in Europe alone to add more reserves to our nations’ assets than we have mined. Euromines member company LKAB currently brings an excellent example. “With a circular business model, we have the potential to supply European farmers with fossil-free and cadmium-free phosphorus mineral fertiliser, and the cleantech industry with rare earth elements” says Leif Boström, Senior Vice President Business Area Special Products, LKAB and Vice President of Euromines Steering Committee.

Thu, 2021-03-25 15:52

Euromines Announcing New Steering Committee

General News

Euromines Steering Committee was elected at the General Assembly virtual meeting that took place on Wednesday 24th March 2021. We are pleased to announce that Mr. Mark Rachovides’ mandate, as Euromines President, was renewed for another two years. Mr. Roman Stiftner was re-elected as Vice President and Mr. Leif Boström remains as Treasurer of Euromines and was also elected as the Vice President.

Fri, 2021-03-19 16:50

Innovation Leader – Copper with a low CO2 footprint

General News

Euromines is proud to announce that its member company Boliden is aiming to produce copper with low carbon footprint. As announced this week Boliden has concluded its first contracts for the supply of copper with a low CO2 footprint. This is one result of the development of two specific product categories within copper production, copper with a low carbon footprint and recycled copper. The first category is copper produced from concentrates originating from Boliden’s own mines, while the second category of copper is produced from secondary materials. For both, external audits of the calculation criteria have been carried out. 

Thu, 2021-03-11 22:52

How the European Arctic secures the European Green Deal and industrial leadership with sustainable raw materials and batteries

General News

Join the Euromines Director Mr. Rolf Kuby at the webinar 'How the European Arctic secures the European Green Deal and industrial leadership with sustainable raw materials and batteries' that will be organised online on 17 March 2021. Over half of Europe’s most critical mineral and metals are found in the European Arctic of Sweden and Finland. The competence and capability through the whole value chain from raw material extraction, battery production, recycling and re-use of raw materials makes this region the most advanced and valuable ecosystem for sustainable mining in Europe, crucial in realizing the European Green Deal.

Tue, 2021-02-23 23:15

The importance of raw materials highlighted today by EC President Ursula von der Leyen

General News

The EU Industry Days 2021 have officially been launched today. In her opening speech European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen highlighted the importance of raw materials several times, especially the critical raw materials essential for a sustainable European future: ‘Green and digital technologies currently depend on a number of scarce raw materials...' 

Wed, 2021-02-17 21:08

Strengthening of European industrial policy to guarantee the EU strategic independence

General News

Bruno Le Maire, French Minister for the Economy, Finance and Recovery and Peter Altmaier, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, met yesterday, 17th February, and discussed key Franco-German industrial projects and the strengthening of European industrial policy. Euromines would like to stress that minerals and metals represent the basis for both our lives and any industrial production process. They provide everyday products and new solutions for modern infrastructure and technologies. The European metals and minerals sector can deliver critical materials needed for current and future technologies to create a climate neutral, service and welfare orientated, circular and resource-efficient and digital economy while sourcing raw materials in a sustainable and responsible way.