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Umicore publishes Integrated Annual Report 2020
The 2020 report marks Umicore’s first report in its transition to “digital first” communication: the entirety of the report will be browsable online in all three languages of publication (Dutch, English and French) at , where stories behind the key…
New business incubator as part of umicore’s innovation strategy
Umicore’s innovation strategy targets robust business growth for years to come. To further leverage and expand its innovation capabilities, Umicore created a new unit called New Business Incubator (NBI). Built on a startup-based operating…
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.
An Steegen and Géraldine Nolens #choosetochallenge
Our Management Board members, An Steegen and Geraldine Nolens #choosetochallenge the archaic believes that still stand today.
Umicore fuel cell catalysts
Around the world, the way energy is managed is changing, moving away from fossil fuels and towards more sustainable energy solutions, including for cleaner mobility. Umicore provides clean-tech solutions for all vehicle types including cathode…
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…
Continued improvements and green zone to allow for sustainable co-existence between the Hoboken site and its neighbors
The Umicore site in Hoboken is one of the world’s largest precious metals refiners. Managing the risks associated with metals processed in its flowsheet has always been a priority.
Managing impact in Hoboken
The Umicore site in Hoboken is one of the world’s largest precious metals refiners, offering recycling and refining services for precious metal bearing materials such as by-products from industry, electronic scrap and spent industrial and…
Action plan Hoboken plant
Umicore presented its action plan to its neighbours and to media on 11 March.
Semiconductor Processes and Products
As functionality and reliability of electronic devices progress, requiring changes in systems development and integration, materials, chemicals and auxiliaries are undergoing significant adaptions in performance, cost-efficiency and…
Women in STEM : "Believe in yourself; that’s how you get there!”
Being a woman in science might seem challenging at times but at Umicore we believe in the uniqueness and talent of every employee. Just as Marjon’s motto goes: “Together we can create a more sustainable world”.
Exemplary management of historical radioactive waste stored in Olen
From 1922 until the end of the 1970s, Umicore’s predecessor companies manufactured radium and uranium products in Olen, Belgium. Until the 1960s radium was the only treatment for cancer. Uranium oxide was used in fuel rods for nuclear power stations.