K+S commits to EU principles for sustainable raw materials
Sustainable extraction and processing of raw materials
The principles are built upon existing EU legislation concerning sustainability, and refer to internationally agreed sustainable raw materials extraction and processing initiatives. They are also intended to align the understanding of sustainable resource extraction - from exploration and processing operations to post-closure - in the Member States and define the general direction with regard to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The principles should enable to better communicate with the public on the conditions under which sustainable raw materials extraction and processing takes place in Europe.
The principles have been developed and agreed by the Raw Materials Supply Group (RMSG), the EU Commission as well as other authorities and institutions. Moreover, they are based on the values and goals of the EU Treaties.
We perceive ourselves as a pioneer for environmentally friendly and sustainable mining. With our sustainability management system, we address all principles in full.
Sustainable mining in Europe
On a European level, the Euromines association also supports the principles for sustainable extraction and processing of raw materials formulated by the EU („EU principles for sustainable raw materials“) within the „Euromines stands for sustainable mining in Europe for Europe“ charta. As a Euromines member, K+S welcomes the charta and endorse it.