Tue, 2020-10-13 12:34

Addressing Europe’s Supply and Demand: Logistics

General News

Within the EU, logistics accounts for about 7% of EU GDP and 5% of total employment in the EU. Logistics is an enabler for both global trade and local economies. Efficient and sustainable logistics play a vital role in the smooth functioning of many other services and activities in the economy. For instance, 18% of the wholesale and retail trade sectors’ added value originates with logistics services. COVID-19 and the measures taken to control its spread have created unprecedented conditions for nations’ and the world’s transportation and supply chain networks. 

Mon, 2020-10-05 11:09

EU mineral raw materials – the basis for the future of the EU

General News

The European associations Cerame-Unie, Eurogypsum, Euromines, Euroroc, EUSALT, EXCA European Expanded Clay Association, IMA-Europe, UEPG welcome the Commission Communication “Critical Raw Materials Resilience: Charting a Path towards greater Security and Sustainability”. This document confirms the principles of the Raw Materials Initiative, launched in 2008 with the main objective of assure a sustainable and safe supply of mineral raw materials to the European industry and society, through 3 balanced pillars. 

Mon, 2020-09-21 15:58

EU-ETS State Aid Guidelines published – Risk of decreasing the European mineral raw materials sector’s competitiveness

Press Release

The European Commission has recently pointed out that internal supply of many raw materials is of critical and strategic importance to Europe as well as a key enabler for Europe´s climate transition. We fully support the latest Raw Materials Initiative and the Raw Material Alliance (ERMA), launched at the same time as the list on critical raw material were extended, and look forward to work together with the Commission in developing more secure and sustainable value chains within the EU. 

Wed, 2020-09-09 13:43

Steel Value Chain: Providing metals and minerals for carbon neutrality

General News

The EU mineral raw materials industry is the base for other EU industries, ensuring a minimum of supply of metals and minerals, some of them identified as critical and strategic for the value chains required for the European economy and its transition to a low carbon economy. The example of steel value chain shows the importance of metals and minerals for this transition.

Fri, 2020-08-14 10:00

The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management launched

General News

The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management published by UNEP (UN Environment Programme), PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment), ICMM (International Council of Mining & Metals) at the beginning of August, establishes the first global standard on tailings management that can be applied to existing and future tailings facilities, wherever they are and whoever operates them.

Tue, 2020-06-30 23:19

Euromines is committed to substantially contribute to climate change adaptation

General News

As the recognized representative of the European mineral raw materials industry covering more than 42 different metals and minerals and employing 350.000 directly and about four times as many indirectly, Euromines welcomes a European Green Deal to put Europe on the right track to a sustainable future. We also believe that an updated Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change should focus both on prioritizing policy areas and actions where EU interventions can be most effective as well as on assessing how to increase ambitions in a manner that best contributes to sustainable growth and enhances economic competitiveness.

Fri, 2020-06-26 17:00

EU climate ambition for 2030 - The industry should maintain and even improve its competitiveness

General News

Euromines welcomes a European Green Deal to put Europe on the right track to a sustainable future and believes that the EU climate aspiration for 2030 should carefully assess how to increase the ambition in a manner that best contributes to sustainable and inclusive growth and enhances economic competitiveness through accelerating innovation and developing Europe’s industry. It is crucial that in the transition towards becoming climate neutral, the industry maintains and even improves its competitiveness. 

Thu, 2020-06-25 19:00

Progress on a new method for assessing resource use in LCA

General News

There is agreement in the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) community that current resource assessment methodologies have limitations when it comes to informing materials selection. Currently, the European Union’s Product/Organisational Environmental Footprint method (PEF/OEF) contains an interim solution, while calling for further method development to provide a long-term solution. As a result, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has been working with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and other leading Life Cycle Impact Assessment experts to develop a new method for assessing resource use in LCA.

Tue, 2020-06-16 23:05

Engage from within - Mining can build its position as a fixture in a new future

General News

An article by Euromines President Mark Rachovides was recently featured in Mining Journal magazine. In the article, Mr Rachovides shared his expert insights about major shifts taking place within the mining world, especially as they pertain to ESG, and how we should respond to public opinion about mining’s place in Europe.