Boliden is reporting historically strong profits for 2022; could you expound on that?
“When summarizing 2022, we should begin by saying it was a year with good prices and terms, especially during the first six months. At the same time, we have been working hard on our productivity and cost position, which means that many of our units have very good earnings potential. It can be challenging in our industry to maintain high production stability, but with a few exceptions we have succeeded well in that area this year, too. Our long-term strategy of value-creation based on our existing operations combined with a strong, delegating corporate culture, where the units themselves lead optimization of their production based on available resources, forms a very important foundation for these successes. Personally, I think it says a lot that we are now able to invest heavily in the expansion of the Kristineberg mine in the Boliden Area. Being able to invest in an operation with more than 80 years of history demonstrates a tremendous local responsibility among our employees in countering the global competitive situation.”