UMICORE and Sustainability

UM Smelter in Lubumbashi Katanga
UM Smelter in Lubumbashi Katanga

Umicore voted #1 sustainability company by Corporate Knight Magazine.  Interesting to see former  Katanga’s Union Minière (in former Belgian Congo) switching to advanced metallurgy and getting their material from recycling rather than mining.  Link between UMICORE and solar is by the production of advanced material for PV.


The company strategy focuses on four megatrends:

  1. Scarcity of resources
  2. Electrified transportation
  3. Clean energy production and storage
  4. Cleaner air.

Smart, forward thinking and an example for Canadian resources companies.