Tue, 2021-11-23 12:28

Talga Commits to EU Principles for Sustainable Raw Materials

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The EU has potential for developing local value chains, where the high EU standards of production would apply. Realising the European Green Deal and our vision for decarbonising the transport sector will shoot up the battery demand. It will be key to ensure that we don’t export our environmental footprint to third countries and preserve our strategic autonomy in critical supply chains. There are many opportunities within the EU itself to advance these on goals. One of them is the Talga project in Sweden. Talga Group Ltd officially announced it will implement the European Union’s Principles for Sustainable Raw Materials as part of its Vittangi natural graphite mining and anode production project in northern Sweden. The announcement was made alongside European Commission representatives during a virtual event ‘Green anodes: Making Europe a leader in low carbon batteries’ today.

Tue, 2021-11-02 22:18

Minerals and metals in your life

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The future of the European raw materials industry is dependent on building strong connections with society. It is crucially important that society has an accurate understanding of the importance of mineral resources and their sourcing in ethical and sustainable ways. The new educational and inspirational video for kids ‘Minerals and metals in your life’ shows the importance of minerals and metals in our lives, from a piece of rock into a product we all use in daily life. 

Tue, 2021-09-07 17:21

Fossil-free value chain for iron becoming reality

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Euromines member LKAB has partnered with SSAB and Vattenfall to create HYBRIT, a joint venture company that is now the first in the world that produces fossil-free steel. In July 2021, SSAB Oxelösund rolled the first steel produced with LKAB iron ore using HYBRIT technology, i.e., reduced by 100% fossil-free hydrogen instead of coal and coke, with good results. The steel is now being delivered to the first customer, the Volvo Group. The trial delivery is an important step on the way to a completely fossil-free value chain for iron and steelmaking and a milestone in the HYBRIT partnership between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall.

Fri, 2021-09-03 14:45

Self-assessment tool for OSH Management

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Development and promotion of soft skills and competences for Occupational Safety and Health management system will be presented at the RawMat2021 Conngress in Athens 5 - 9 September 2021. Aiming at identifying the gaps and needs of extractive SMEs and micro enterprises the Project on Occupational Health and Safety covered not only the traditional but also the new and emerging risks to occupational safety and health. The knowledge gathered has been used to develop training material and self-assessment tools to help employees comply with and to raise awareness for occupational health and safety legislation.


Tue, 2021-07-20 19:01

The Briefcase book of daily use minerals released

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We are pleased to announce the NEW publication of 3D Briefcase project “The Briefcase book of daily use minerals”. Euromines is one of the project partners and also the contributor to this new book. This publication is one of the products of the 3D Briefcase project and a teaching tool at the same time. It is intended to be used for teaching geoscience disciplines in schools as well as informing the public about the importance of mining and minerals in our daily lives.

Wed, 2021-07-07 18:30

Employment and Social Developments in Europe review published yesterday by the EC

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Yesterday, the Commission's services have published the 2021 edition of the Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review. The ESDE review shows that the social impact of the COVID-19 crisis has been diverse.
The outbreak of COVID-19 in Europe has affected all of us – our countries, our communities, our families. It has also affected all of Europe’s industries, including the mining industry. In the past months our sector’s top priority has been to ensure the health and safety of our employees and to secure supplies of raw materials into the diversity of Europe’s supply chains amidst border closures and lockdown measures. 

Tue, 2021-07-06 17:41

New Colleagues Joining Euromines Team

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It is our pleasure to announce that two new colleagues are joining Euromines team. Cynthia Mestanza started on 1st July as the new Environment, Health and Safety Officer and Florian Anderhuber will start 1st September as Energy and Climate Manager. With the support of the chairs of the respective committees and the consent of President and Vice-Presidents two experts were selected.

Wed, 2021-06-30 14:47

Occupational Health and Safety in the Spotlight

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This week the Commission is renewing its commitment to update occupational safety and health rules by adopting the EU strategic framework on health and safety at work 2021-2027. It sets out the key actions needed to improve workers' health and safety over the coming years. Euromines Director Rolf Kuby highlights: “Safe and healthy working conditions are a top priority for the European mining industry. Euromines members seek continual improvement of good, safe and positive working conditions taking all protection measures necessary. Companies also frequently extend workforce health and wellbeing programmes to local communities and contractors, helping people in the surrounding areas.”

Fri, 2021-06-25 10:15

Winner of EUsalt Safety Award 2021‎ announced

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Euromines’ member association EUsalt officially announced the winner of the EUsalt Safety Award 2021‎. The winner is Schweizer Salinen with the project “One step towards lean safety”. The multifaceted approach to health and safety at the workplace and the implementation of employee-oriented measures and user-friendly tools were particularly appreciated by the expert jury members. Euromines congratulates the winner and the EUsalt association on their achievements and excellent work.

Fri, 2021-05-21 08:28

Minerals and Metals Essential for Clean Energy Transition

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The recently published Report from the International Energy Agency 'The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions' reveals a number of key aspects for the clean energy transition. 'When we speak of climate change adaptation, the European mining sector can secure the availability of the essential materials for a modern, climate neutral and resource efficient economy', highlights Mark Rachovides, President of Euromines. Euromines is prepared to take the necessary steps and bring its value added to a climate-resilient society, fully adapted to the unavoidable impacts of climate change, with reinforced adaptive capacity and minimal vulnerability.