Sustainability at Umicore
Umicore plays a key role in the transition to a cleaner and more resilient future, fulfilling our vision of “Materials for a better life”.
Umicore and Prysmian Group committed to significantly reduce the environmental footprint of germanium for optical fibre
Renewed partnership for the use of 100% sustainable, low environmental impact germanium in the production of optical fibre.
A blue sky starts with a blue ocean
With over 9000 large ships traveling the world, the air pollution caused by them is a major global concern. Air pollution from ships contributes to the overall air quality problems encountered by people worldwide and also affects the natural…
Gold recycling at Umicore as part of a sustainable circular economy
The main popular image of gold is as a safe haven for investment but its use in products and technology is determined by its unique physical and chemical properties, as is the case for other precious metals. The intrinsic value of gold in the eyes…
Bringing next generation germanium recycling solutions to your doorstep
Umicore has worked in close collaboration with AZUR SPACE to develop a tailor-made solution enabling the collection of high concentrates of germanium from very low concentration waste streams.
Umicore and the Circular Economy Initiative Deutschland
Umicore is supporting the overall Circular Economy approach since it is very close to the company’s pioneering closed-loop business model. As a leading materials technology and recycling company, we play a role in production and process efficiency…
Sustainably closing the loop for cobalt powder in hard metals
Did you know that approximately 75% of today’s 7000 tons of cobalt powder produced annually is used in hard metals? Therefore, the recycling of cobalt in such applications is a win-win situation as it offers economic, environmental and social…
Taking up the challenge of clean mobility
Umicore Automotive Catalysts provides solutions for all kinds of power trains