Cooperation and dialogue are primary tools when it comes to working alongside our business partners, since the choice of supplier affects not only Boliden's profitability but also the sustainability work.

Boliden's suppliers can be divided into two categories, those that sell concentrates and secondary raw materials, and those that sell all other input goods and services including logistics.

Boliden buys metal concentrates from its own mines and from around 20 suppliers and have around one hundred suppliers of electronic and metal scrap and other secondary raw materials. We also have a total of around 6,300 suppliers of goods, services and logistics. Just over 200 of this total accounts for the majority of purchasing volumes.