SUSTAINABILITY. CRITERIA AND COMMITMENTS

Sustainability

Strategic Minerals Europe acts with a focus on business, which is why it conducts its mining activities in a sustainable way. Sustainability is integrated within the organization as a key concept in each and every activity. Our commitments are:

RECOGNITIONS

During the short time that the Company has been in business, Strategic Minerals has been awarded with different recognitions:

✔ Since April 2017 the Mining waste exploitation of the Penouta Mine project is mention in the Circular Economy Industry Platform of the Business Europe website (http://www.circulary.eu/project/strategic-minerals-recycled-mining-waste/). It is the biggest organization representing European companies of all sizes and sectors related to featured projects on the circular economy.

Among the 21 Spanish companies that are on this platform, Strategic Minerals Spain aims to be a reference for sustainable mining, in which abandoned waste is revalued and generates economic, environmental and social benefits within the framework of the Circular Economy.

✔ In addition, Strategic Minerals Spain was selected to be part of a European study to support the preparation of the best practices guide in the waste management plans of the extractive industries in accordance with article 5 of Directive 2006/21 / EC, and which was published in February of this year.

✔ Strategic Minerals has received recognition within the European Union as an example company of good practices in circular economy. Specifically, we are mentioned in several sections of Circular Economy reports and critical raw materials of the European Commission, which include:

And we have been invited to participate with two presentations in two workshops organized by European organizations:

✔ Since February 2019 Strategic Minerals Spain is also part of the Sustainable Mining of Galicia platform (https://minariasostible.gal/es/metales/), which includes mining companies that exploit raw materials in a sustainable way in Galicia.

✔ Also recently, Strategic Minerals Spain has been one of the 25 companies awarded with the European Business Environmental Awards in the EBAE 2019/2020 edition, selected among 115 nominations.

Such prizes are awarded by a jury that has a total of 16 members, from renowned personalities in the field of environment and business, as well as experts from the green technology sector and academia; being included among its entities: the CSIC, IDAE, ENISA, Forética, CCOO, CEOE, Global Compact, B-Corporation, SEO / Birdlife, COTEC Foundation, Ecoembes, CDTI, Autonomous University of Barcelona, the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (through the General Directorates of Biodiversity, Forests and Desertification, of Quality and Environmental Assessment), and of the Biodiversity Foundation, which coordinates the awards in its Spanish section.

These are recognized for those companies that successfully combine the economic viability of their businesses with the protection of the environment.

✔ Additionally, Strategic Minerals Spain has been involved in European associations for the development of the critical raw materials sector, from the point of view of sustainability and the circular economy:

  • October 2020: application for the selection of personnel for the renewal of the members of the governance group DG Grow of EIP on Raw Materials.
  • Since December 2020: Strategic Minerals is a member of the European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA). https://erma.eu/”

All of our criteria and commitments can be found in our Sustainability Policy, which is the guide we at Strategic Minerals Europe use to conduct business:

Sustainability Policy
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