In 2021, Boliden, the renowned Swedish firm, made an announcement regarding the expansion of its Odda smelter, a significant development aimed at producing green zinc. To achieve this, Boliden has partnered with Adriatic Metals PLC, which will supply zinc concentrates from the Vares silver project. The objective is to ensure the highest standards of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices in the production of this essential metal.
The expansion of the Odda smelter will result in a remarkable 75% increase in production capacity, reaching an impressive 350 kilotonnes per year. As a result, the Odda site is now recognized as one of the most environmentally friendly locations worldwide.
Vildana Mahmutovic, the Head of Sustainability at Adriatic Mines, expressed admiration for Boliden’s exceptional ESG performance within a demanding industry landscape. She emphasized that Adriatic Metals is fully aligned with Boliden’s dedication to sustainability standards and best practices, making their operations the ideal partner to support Boliden’s sustainability goals.