CEWASTE: Contributing to the future of critical raw materials recycling
CEWASTE, a 2.5-year project funded by the EU’s research and innovation program, successfully developed a voluntary certification scheme for the collection, transportation and treatment of key types of waste containing significant amounts of…
Umicore innovates with virtual trade show
Every year, Umicore participates in more than 60 trade shows where we meet and talk face-to face with our customers and potential customers. Due to COVID-19, almost all trade shows were postponed, cancelled or replaced by virtual events.
Pioneering the sourcing and recycling of sustainable germanium
Sustainability stands as one of Umicore’s foundational pillars. As an international firm specialising in producing, refining and recycling vital advanced materials, we continuously strive to transform sustainability into a competitive advantage. On…
Our unique position in clean mobility materials
Umicore is uniquely positioned providing a full offering to support the roadmap towards ever cleaner vehicles and capable of efficiently closing the loop.
Umicore receives 2020 Sustainability Award from Axis Communications
Axis Communications has awarded Umicore its 2020 Sustainability Award. This is the result of a successful longterm cooperation and ambitious shared sustainability goals.
Made in EU Batteries: moving towards a sustainable and responsible European battery value chain
A renewed European battery legislation has been proposed with the aim of moving towards a sustainable and responsible European battery value chain. Other initiatives with the same objective are in place, such as the European Battery Alliance and…
Electromobility myth #3
Between now and 2030 it is expected that the automotive industry will produce over 340 million electric vehicles (EVs) of all types, including hybrids – from two-wheelers and passenger cars to trucks and buses. This will boost demand for battery…
When your phone stops ringing
Old cell phones are a valuable source of raw materials. By recycling and reusing the metals from these devices, we can reduce our ecological footprint and contribute to a sustainable planet.
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.
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…