Responsible mining offers unique opportunities to support wildlife, often attracting rare and pioneer species to the temporary and permanent landscapes created during and after operations.
As part of our biodiversity strategy we have established a number of reference sites across Europe. The award-winning work we are undertaking to increase the natural capital of each reference site is being shared across the organisation, inspiring all of our sites to follow and adopt the same best practices in environmental leadership.
Students at Hasselt University in Belgium use our reference sites for environmental research projects. This year students visited our site in Baskarp, Sweden, to conduct a field study to help improve the site’s biodiversity.