Executive Board Chairman Roland Harings discusses challenges, approaches, and hard decisions.
A brief overview of our business model, and why recycling is becoming more and more important to us as a driver of earnings.
What recycling raw materials do we use, what innovations are we researching, and what trends benefit us? Three behind-the-scenes reports.
A discussion with Prof. Reuter on why we have to rethink product design and an interview with Ms. von Hahn about how Aurubis helps shape metal recycling from a political angle.
A report on the dialogue between the companies TKF and Aurubis about CO2 emissions, closed loops, and why metals are here to stay.
POLITICS & SOCIETY
Showing up for metal recycling
With metal recycling we tap new raw material sources, right at our doorstep. We want to give quality recycling a face and to nudge it more strongly into focus in the political discussion. Head of External Affairs Marie-Christine von Hahn on the current discussions, how Aurubis participates in them, and why we take recycling personally.
MS. VON HAHN, WHERE DOES THE TOPIC OF RECYCLING STAND IN THE PUBLIC DISCUSSION?
"Our goal is to direct the political focus to quality metal recycling."Marie-Christine von Hahn
AND WHERE DO YOU SEE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES?
HOW CAN THIS BE PREVENTED?
WHERE can Aurubis make the GREATEST contribution TO THE POLITICAL DISCUSSION, in your opinion?
HOW DO YOU DO THIS CONCRETELY?
AND WHAT WAS THE OBJECTIVE OF THE EVENT?
v. Hahn: Our objective with the event in October was not only to present ourselves as a valuable recycling industry actor in the political center of Berlin but also to provide the invited experts with a high-level platform for dialogue. The growing significance of recycling and the circular economy was highlighted in various speeches, including those from Christoph Dammermann, state secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization, and Energy of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, and Oliver Wittke, parliamentary state secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Moreover, representatives from politics and business discussed the topic of the circular economy and agreed in the end that industry and politics both have to contribute to a functioning circular economy. Aurubis Executive Board Chairman Roland Harings also spoke about issues such as recycling, climate protection, and environmental conservation during the evening. These issues are close to his heart, which is why he likes to get involved personally and show up for metal recycling!