Energetic efficiency

Energy efficiency is what unites the two strategic directions of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.: “Efficiency” and “Energy.”

Actions aimed at improving energy efficiency support the achievement of strategic goals related to improved competitiveness - by lowering production costs - and to climate issues associated with sustainable development and environmental concerns - by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The intention to improve energy efficiency and the obligations and guidelines for appropriate conduct are expressed in the Energy Policy of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., which is implemented by the Energy Management System. 

This system, the precursor of which was the Energy Saving Program of the Process Line of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., was implemented by our company in 2016, which was confirmed by a certificate of compliance of the system with the requirements of the PN-EN ISO 50001:2012 standard. In 2020, thanks to the work of its own experts, KGHM successfully updated its System in accordance with the guidelines of the second edition of the PN-EN ISO 50001:2018-09 standard, which was confirmed by the re-certification obtained.

KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. has a team of top-notch specialists providing support to its management and operational staff in their efforts to improve energy efficiency. As a result of the joint activities undertaken as part of the Energy Management System, KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. has reduced the consumption of energy by 3.5% in six years (in 2022 compared to 2017), achieving total energy savings of at least 294 GWh over that period (total for 2017-2022). 

The energy saved is equivalent to about 97.8 million zlotys and translates into at least 243,000 tonnes of CO2 not emitted into the atmosphere.

Further improvement of the System and intensification of activities aimed at improving energy efficiency and progressive decarbonization of the Process Line of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. are planned for the coming years, as well as achieving the strategic goal of satisfying a minimum of 50% of electricity needs (1.5 TWh) from the company’s own energy sources in 2030.

The pro-efficiency activities implemented at KGHM serve not only to improve the company’s competitiveness and protect the climate, but also to meet the legal requirements set forth in the Act on Energy Efficiency; they are also in line with the “National Energy and Climate Plan for 2021-2030” approved by the Polish government.