Environmental Policy of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A


Preventing and minimizing the environmental and climate impact and rational management of natural resources is of fundamental importance for KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. in respect to sustainable development, satisfaction of stakeholder expectations and accountability to future generations. The activities of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., including exploration and mining, processing and metallurgy, are accompanied by technical and organizational activities based on best available techniques, which mitigate our impact on the environment and climate.


Compliance with high environmental standards is critically important for maintaining the Company’s position on the competitive market of copper producers.

In its Strategy, KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. has placed special emphasis on: the sustainability of production, protection of the environment and climate, as well as adoption of Circular Economy concepts, which include increasing the share of materials originating from the secondary market.

By improving the Environmental Management System based on the PN-EN ISO 14001 standard, the Company’s management undertakes to:

  • ensure continuous prevention and mitigation of
    adverse impact on the environment and climate,
    through improvement and technological
    development of processes, modernization and
    replacement of machinery and prevention of
    pollution and breakdowns,
  • ensure rational use of natural resources, such as
    land, water, forests,
  • ensure rational management of natural
  • reduce the volume of produced waste and
    continuously develop waste management
  • reduce pollution of air, water and soil,
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions, considering
    the necessary economic aspects
  • recultivate land that has been adversely affected
    by our activities,
  • apply new solutions and innovations prudently,
    considering the impact on the environment and
    climate in their design and implementation,
  • satisfy accepted and justified requirements and
    expectations of the stakeholders,
  • comply with the requirements of applicable law
    while respecting ethical principles,
  • take active measures to preserve biodiversity
    or, where it is not possible, take appropriate
    compensatory measures,
  • ensure responsible management of land and
    green areas,
  • conduct an open and respectful dialogue with
    the local community and relevant authorities for
    the benefit of the environment and the climate,
  • ensure responsible management of chemical
  • raise professional qualifications and awareness
    of employees in respect to the environment and
  • foster environmentally-friendly attitudes among
    staff, contractors and the local community

The Environmental Policy of KGHM Polska MiedźS.A. was approved for application by Resolution no. 200/XI/2021 adopted by the KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. Management Board on 6 October 2021.

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