Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
The starting point for considering the Sustainable Development Goals is the "Agenda for Sustainable Development - 2030" adopted by the United Nations in 2015. Among the 17 identified Sustainable Development Goals, 6 goals directly related to the mining industry emerged.
However, KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. pursues many more objectives than those considered typical for the industry in which it operates.
Activities of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
The positive aspects of the operation of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. translate into economic development of the region. The Capital Group provides workplaces for more than 34 thousand people. This facilitates the development of cooperative companies and drives the economy, which should be directly interpreted as poverty reduction, elimination of hunger and development of the areas in which the Company operates.
The company also strives to care for the health and quality of life not only of its employees and their families, but of all the inhabitants of the region. This is reflected in the functioning of the Miedziowe Centrum Zdrowia, as well as in health-promoting programmes and subsidies for medical facilities.
KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. has a direct influence on the good quality of education. Largely due to its presence, the region in which the Company operates is relatively prosperous. As a result, more people can afford further education.
In addition, KGHM cooperates with many universities and representatives of the world of science. The company also motivates its employees to continuous development by offering attractive opportunities to improve their competences.
The activities undertaken by KGHM contribute directly to reducing inequalities between people. Access to health care, decent work and education reduces the inequalities which can arise in a society lacking a driving force for the economy, such as KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. in the LGOM (Legnica-Głogów Copper Belt) region. This results in a simple correlation indicating that KGHM is also active in the goal area of sustainable cities and communities.
Responsible consumption and innovative production are also a goal important to the Company. As a production company, KGHM strives to ensure that the entire process sequence is as optimal, safe, innovative and sustainable as possible, seeking methods for its continuous improvement. It also strives to eliminate wastage and manage resources rationally, while aiming to eliminate waste.
The company is committed to the concept of circular economy, moving away from a linear economy towards closing the cycle of materials it uses. The GOZ (circular economy) programme is also being developed.
The practice of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. proves that the raw materials industry touches on many more goals of sustainable development than those considered typical for this sector. An important objective indicated in Agenda 2030 is partnership towards the goals. As a Company, we want to join forces and intensify our cooperation with institutions which value the idea of sustainable development as much as we do.