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Tracing cobalt from mine to EV with Re|Source
For many years, Umicore has taken the necessary steps to make sure that the materials in Electric Vehicle batteries are responsibly sourced. The quickening pace of the shift to Electric Vehicles (EVs) has seen the demand for cobalt soar. Yet…
Sustainable financing woven into Umicore’s fabric
With sustainability woven into the fabric of Umicore and our entire corporate strategy, every part of the business has an important part to play. For Finance, this includes increasingly managing and reporting ESG data, and driving a growing shift…
Finding your voice: Psychological safety at Umicore
To create a more inclusive work culture across sites and units, the North America Region formed Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Young Professionals in the Workplace, Women in the Workplace, and Minorities in the Workplace in 2021. Members of the…
The Americana project: a blueprint for future industrial sites
In record time and in the midst of a pandemic, we moved our operations from Guarulhos to Americana, a state-of-the-art site.
Powering ahead with green electricity
As part of Umicore’s goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2035, the Group signed three long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) using renewable wind energy --- one PPA to power Europe’s first cathode materials plant in Poland and two PPAs to power…
The Umicore Women In Business program
We are closing the gap and with zero inequality, we go for skill, effort, talent, responsibility and resourcefulness. Our ESG strategy “Let’s go for zero” is not only about achieving gender parity among managers. It is also about investing in our…
Full Year Results 2021
Umicore posted all-time record revenues and earnings in 2021, despite the severe disruption in global car production in the second half of the year as a result of the semiconductor shortage.
Materials 2030 Manifesto
Over the past 6 months, Umicore joined forces with other private and public organizations for a common vision and purpose: to build a European advanced materials ecosystem that will enable the transition towards a green and digital economy.
Umicore introduces new generation Li-ion battery recycling technologies and announces award with ACC
Umicore announces today the signing of an agreement with Automotive Cells Company (ACC) on battery recycling services for the needs of ACC pilot plant in Nersac, France.
Umicore signs inaugural € 500 million sustainability-linked loan
Umicore has signed a € 500 million sustainability-linked loan (SLL), tying for the first time the Group’s funding costs to its sustainability performance and successfully refinancing its existing € 300 million syndicated credit facility.
Our contribution to the fight against Cancer
As the world marks World Cancer Day, Umicore discusses how its Precious Metals Chemistry business is using its expertise to support the oncology sector with innovative anti-cancer drugs and pharmaceuticals.
Umicore signs renewable electricity PPAs with ENGIE and Axpo to power two of its largest sites worldwide
Umicore has signed two separate long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs), with ENGIE and Axpo to source renewable electricity from offshore and onshore wind turbines in Belgium. These agreements will cover more than half of the electricity demand…