Combating climate change and reaching a circular economy are essential for a more sustainable economy for the future. The copper industry takes this challenge seriously and is a frontrunner in carrying out actions to better manage copper production and its byproducts.
Many European copper industry leaders are already implementing measures to close the loop and reduce their environmental footprint. A series of best practices follows, including actions to reduce emissions and waste, improve water and natural resources management and support environmental protection. These success stories meet—and often exceed—the strictest environmental, chemical and emissions standards in Europe, ensuring the copper industry continues to innovate and implement solutions to protect the environment and ensure a more sustainable economy.