Base metals such as copper, zinc, nickel and lead are fundamental building blocks in our modern society. Boliden is one of the world’s leading zinc producers and is the leader in Europe when it comes to production of copper and nickel. Globally, we are also a major player in the recycling of electronics. Zinc is used mainly to protect steel structures against corrosion, using a process called galvanizing, while copper is used for a range of purposes, including to conduct electricity. There is a growing market for nickel in the battery industry, and lead too is being used to store energy. Within Boliden, metals with a very high climate performance are mined and produced, and some metals have special designations that provide customers with knowledge about the metal’s climate impact.
Boliden does not sell its products directly to private consumers.