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Tomorrow Metals by Aurubis:

Our sustainability promise to customers

The label Tomorrow Metals by Aurubis® represents our strong commitment to sustainability. It is based on four pillars: environmental protection, carbon footprint, recycling, and responsibility.

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A strong label for a strong promise

Tomorrow Metals by Aurubis emphasizes the strong Group-wide focus on sustainability. The label stands for Aurubis’ pledge to deliver more value while lowering its carbon footprint and imposing the highest standards on energy efficiency and environmental protection.

Michael Hellemann, Head of Commercial at Aurubis, underlines the company's commitment to sustainability: “Our promise encompasses our many efforts to increasingly act and do business sustainably, efforts we have already made in the past and will continue to push forward in the future as well. Those who buy from Aurubis today and in the future can be assured that Aurubis is at the forefront when it comes to sustainability.”

Four pillars provide a reliable footing

Tomorrow Metals by Aurubis consists of more than just a pledge for sustainable and responsible conduct. The label is supported by four pillars that comprise reliable KPIs.

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“Those who buy from Aurubis today and in the future can be assured that Aurubis is at the forefront when it comes to sustainability.”

— Michael Hellemann, SVP Commercial

Tomorrow Metals is based on four pillars

Aurubis has invested more than € 730 million in environmental protection measures since 2000, reducing dust emissions to air by 96% and metal emissions to water by 88% in copper production across the Group, among other achievements.

Aurubis is determined to keep shrinking its carbon footprint, thus contributing to the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement. Compared to 2018, the Group wants to cut its Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50 % and Scope 3 emissions by 24 % per ton of copper cathode output until 2030.

Currently, Aurubis’ copper cathodes contain about 45 % recycling material. To further promote the circular economy of metals, the Group will continue expanding its recycling capacities. This will kick off with our new recycling plant that we’ll be building in the US.

We maintain a relationship of trust with our employees, suppliers, customers, and neighbors. When selecting business partners, Aurubis ensures that, among other aspects, sustainability and compliance criteria are reviewed and continuously evaluated.