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Horizon 2020Objectives

Turning sustainability into a greater competitive edge

ECONOMIC

By 2020 we have...

Leadership

 

Clear leadership in clean mobility materials and recycling

Umicore has a unique offering of materials to support the world’s drive towards clean mobility. This covers automotive catalysts, cathode materials for rechargeable batteries and fuel cell catalysts. Umicore also has the broadest and most technologically advanced capabilities in the recycling of precious and specialty metals.

Earnings

 

Doubled the size of the business
in terms of earnings

Umicore aims to double recurring EBIT between 2014 and 2020. This will be achieved largely through establishing clear leadership in clean mobility materials and recycling.

Portfolio

 

Rebalanced the portfolio &
earnings contributions

Catalysis and Energy & Surface Technologies have the potential to grow faster in the coming years. This should lead to a rebalancing in the portfolio with the three business groups contributing a more even share of earnings by 2020.


SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL

By 2020 we have...

Value chain and society

 

SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY
 

Leveraged our sustainability
​expertise in the supply chain

Umicore seeks to generate a greater competitive edge by promoting its ethical sourcing approach and closed loop business offering.

 
SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
 

Developed selective sustainability-driven products ​and services

Umicore aims to generate further competitive benefits through the development of products that have specific sustainability benefits such as the reduction of harmful substances or the enhancement of material or energy efficiency.

Eco-efficiency

 
EFFICIENT OPERATIONS
 

An even more efficient use
of metals, energy and other
substances in our operations

Umicore will pursue selective eco-efficiency initiatives in business units and sites where these can generate compelling value for example through reduced costs or a strengthened license to operate.

Great place to work

               
SAFETY, HEALTH & PEOPLE ENGAGEMENT
 

Made further advances in being considered a great place to work

Umicore aims to have zero lost time accidents and to have further reduced employee exposure to specific metals. Umicore will make progress on specific strategically important themes of talent management, diversity and employability.

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