Tue, 2023-04-25 14:29

Euromines Safety Award - Winning Projects

General News

We celebrate the excellence in health and safety practices in the European mining industry and we recognize that safety is the foundation upon which our industry is built. 

A number of frontrunner mining companies on H&S joined the Euromines Safety Award competition in 2023.

Here we would like to present the three best projects.

Mon, 2023-04-24 22:19

Safety Award - Announcing the Winners!

General News

Euromines is proud to announce the winners of the Safety Award 2023:

  • 1st place - Boliden, “Improved Organisational and Social Work Environment” project
  • 2nd place - Eldorado Gold Corporation, “Employee Engagement project”
  • 3rd place - LKAB, “Safe Conveyor Belts from port-to-port” project

Euromines recognizes that H&S is the foundation upon which our European mining industry is built. Without it, we cannot achieve our goals of sustainable development, environmental management, and social responsibility. We were privileged to present a bunch of frontrunner mining companies on H&S that have contributed to their projects and made this event a reality. Our warmest congratulations to all 13 applications projects and the 3 award winners from across Europe of the Euromines Safety Awards 2023. 

Fri, 2023-04-14 08:00

Euromines Safety Awards 2023 - Nominees

General News

In the recognition of outstanding commitment to Health and Safety in the mining industry, Euromines proudly presents laureates of the Safety Awards.

Maintaining a safe workplace is a credit to the mining industry. We commend all involved, for their continuous and uncompromising effort in raising the safety standards ever higher.

Euromines is aware of the substantial efforts its members have been taking to prevent and mitigate workplace injuries, diseases, and fatalities and to improve the safety culture. Euromines, therefore, wishes to recognize and promote them by creating this Euromines Safety Award.

Fri, 2023-04-14 06:05

RIS BRIEFCASE project has opened its call for Task Partners

General News

The RISBRIEFCASE project intends to improve the public perception of mining activities and raise awareness, bringing minerals and mining closer to society. 

The project has developed innovative tools dedicated to pupils from 6 to 14 years old to show the significance of the daily use of raw materials and their exploitation focusing on sensible aspects of mining activities such as the Not In My Backyard concept, the consequences of our purchase decisions, the conflict minerals, the sustainability of mining operations, the value chain transparency, the social license to operate, the climate change or the importance of the recycling practices. We inspire and encourage pupils to follow raw materials careers. 

Tue, 2023-04-04 14:02

Euromines is looking for an Environment, Health & Safety Officer

General News

Join the Euromines team and support us in raising awareness about the importance of European Mining 

The EHS Officer will be responsible for supporting the functioning of the Environment, Health and Safety Committees and its taskforces, and interaction with external stakeholder groups. S/He will be working with the team on a variety of dossiers related to the Commission Green Deal and Health & Safety ambitions, their regulatory developments, and their implementation within the sector. 

Sat, 2023-03-18 17:03

European Minerals Days 2023

General News

Every two years, the European Minerals Days (EMD) allow the European public to explore the world of minerals. It is a pan-European awareness initiative by the European minerals sector and related organisations. The European Commission has recognised the EMD as a communication channel that supports the European Raw Materials Initiative, the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials and the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030.

Thu, 2023-03-16 14:25

Critical Raw Materials Act: A major milestone for sustainable EU mining

Press Release

Brussels, 16 March 2023

Euromines applauds the release of the EU Critical Raw Materials Act as a major milestone towards boosting industrial sustainability, EU strategic autonomy, and resilience of its value chains. Clean and green tech starts in the mine - Sustainable mining in Europe for Europe lies at the core of the CRM Act.  

"Today the mining industry in Europe has by far the lowest climate footprint and the lowest environmental impact," highlights Jan Moström, President and CEO of LKAB. " We have the opportunity to foster a dynamic mining industry leading the sustainability transition. Nowhere else mining is happening at such a high level of environmental protection as in Europe. The CRM Act recognises mining as the first step in the green tech value chains and addresses challenges coming with the long-term commitment of a mining operation." 

Fri, 2023-03-10 08:56

Mine accident in northeastern Spain

General News

We, at Euromines, are deeply saddened following the heart-breaking news of the loss of life of 3 geologists in a mine accident in northeastern Spain. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and colleagues affected by this tragedy.

ICL Iberia - Iberpotash is a member of Euromines and we are concerned about yesterday’s accident at the Cabanasses de Suria mine. We will strive to identify and share the lessons to be learned from this accident, with our members and the industry at large. 

Wed, 2023-03-08 13:28

Critical Raw Materials Act: High expectations of the EU mining sector

Press Release

Next week the European Commission will publish its much-awaited Critical Raw Materials Act. Euromines very much welcomes the Commission’s initiative to address the paramount issue of securing the necessary raw materials supply for essential ecosystems. Green, digital and tech value chains start in the mine – the Green Deal industrial revolution comes with a commodity transition towards minerals and metals. Recognizing that the continuous foundation of EU prosperity is based on secure access and supply of primary raw materials in the context of increased demand for clean technologies – and thus more mining, especially in the EU – is unprecedented. The Critical Raw Materials Act marks a paradigm shift in how the Commission addresses access to raw materials.

Wed, 2023-02-08 13:48

Work environment developer wins first prize at Swedish national mining conference

General News

Her ability to inspire colleagues and create a safer work environment through training and educational material impressed the jury. Camilla Backebjörk at LKAB receives Svemin's Work Environment Award 2023 today. 

Health and safety are fundamental to the Swedish mining and mineral industry. There are therefore constant improvements in the area, which Svemin, the industry organization for mines, mineral and metal producers in Sweden, draws attention to by awarding Svemin's Work Environment Award.