When raw materials are extracted from the earth and processed, there is always an impact on nature everywhere in the world. We have been working continuously for decades to limit this impact as much as possible. We use well-engineered mining methods and treatment processes for the purpose of environmentally compatible production whilst at the same time maintaining economic efficiency.
Our environmental management records and systematically assesses the effects of our corporate activities on the environment in order to derive measures. In the first instance, we fulfil legal obligations and comply with official requirements. Targets, which we have in this respect, are always geared towards technical feasibility and economic viability. Environmental management is generally geared towards site-specific challenges, but is coordinated on an issue-specific basis across locations and business units.