ESG reporting

KGHM fully supports initiatives related to the global challenge of sustainable development and the reporting of ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) data. To meet the needs of our stakeholders we created this section to make it easier to find in one place all information associated with the reporting of sustainability and non-financial information by KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.

In response to the global challenge presented by the growing threat of climate change, KGHM has committed to providing an expanded scope of information regarding our environmental impact in compliance with EU regulations and international initiatives on the reporting of CO2 emissions and greenhouse gas reduction goals for the years 2030 and 2030. Demonstration of our commitment may be seen among others in the granting of certification for two of our metallurgical plants by the prestigious Copper Mark program and our efforts to advance our Climate Policy. The Climate Policy of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.  embraces the U.N.’s climate reduction goals, sets ambitious CO2 emissions reduction targets and defines key areas and levers for reducing emissions. The Climate Policy will be followed by the detailed Decarbonisation Programme of the KGHM Group, which will outline the comprehensive capital expenditures needed to achieve reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

In 2021, KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. once again took part in the CDP initiative and provided a greater scope of information, such as Scope 3 emissions. In future our goal is to include the entire KGHM Group in this reporting to ensure maximum compliance with social and international expectations.

We are also intensively working to improve reporting on social issues, such as expanding our Human Rights declaration into a comprehensive Human Rights Policy along with a broader scope of reporting on issues related to gender equality and protecting the rights of indigenous peoples.

These efforts to improve reporting are firmly grounded in our commitment to operate under internationally-recognised integrated management standards, as well as the latest recommendations set forth by the Warsaw Stock Exchange in the document Best Practice for GPW Listed Companies 2021 which will ultimately encompass the entire KGHM Group.

Information on KGHM’s current policies and procedures, as well as related information on among others waste/tailings management, TSF safety and GHG emissions may be found in the links provided below and in the section ESG/Policies and Codes, as well as in the section devoted to Sustainable Development.

ESG data

In the following documents, incl. spreadsheets we provide data describing our operations in terms of our environmental footprint, actions taken for the benefit and well-being of society and employees, and corporate governance.

ESG composite data:
KGHM ESG_Sustainable Development data_for 2021

Scope 1, 2, 3 GHG emissions

Environmental footprint including Carbon footprint of KGHM's products

Copper rod – Environmental Certificate together with the Self-declared Environmental Claim

Cu-OFE wire, CuAg wire – Environmental Certificate together with the Self-declared Environmental Claim

Copper cathode – HML – Environmental Certificate together with the Self-declared Environmental Claim

Copper cathode – HMG-B II – Environmental Certificate together with the Self-declared Environmental Claim

Copper cathode – HMG-S I – Environmental Certificate together with the Self-declared Environmental Claim


KGHM's membership in organisations, whose actions include objectives aimed at countering climate change

List of organisations

Data on tailings storage facilities operated by the KGHM Group

Tailings storage facilities in Poland, Chile, USA - updated October 2023

- New Global Tailings Standard - Company statement
 Church of England - Company response Oktober 2023

Statement regarding the Odra river situation - August 2022


CDP filings

CDP 2022 report (Climate)
CDP 2021 report (Climate)
CDP 2020 report (Climate)

Integrated reporting

Integrated Report 2022 [online]

Integrated Report 2021 [online]
Integrated Reports 2017-2021 [PDF]


Archived reports


ESG indices

What are KGHM’s plans for the immediate future as regards reducing CO2 emissions?

What actions are being taken by KGHM to encourage their suppliers to cut emissions?

Is KGHM aware of any regulatory activities which could facilitate the process of reducing the company’s carbon footprint?

What do KGHM feel are the barriers and difficulties involving the implementation of initatives related to decreasing CO2 emissions?