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Umicore's Annual Report 2011 goes on-line


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Umicore has published its new-look Annual Report. To visit the online reporting centre visit

The report offers a fully integrated view of Umicore's economic, environmental and social performance. A new on-line reporting centre enables readers to create their own customized report and offers additional functionality such as video case studies, dynamic charts and data downloads.

Key performance aspects for Umicore in 2011 were:

  Strong economic performance with profitability reaching record levels.
  Significant new investments in major growth areas - four of these can be explored through video case studies in
  Further increase in research & development efforts.
  Mixed safety performance. New programmes were launched to ensure further progress towards the goal of zero accidents.
  CO2 emissions were 14% below those of the reference year 2006 for the same scope of activity.
  The impact of metal emissions to air and water were down 40% and 31% respectively compared to the reference year of 2009.
  Strides were made in implementing a sustainable procurement charter.
  Umicore's community engagement efforts increased and donations reached a record level of EUR 1.8 million.

To visit the online reporting centre visit English, French and Dutch versions of the report can be accessed in the reporting centre and can be downloaded in a pdf format.

Umicore is a global materials technology group. It generates the majority of its revenues and dedicates most of its R&D efforts to clean technologies, such as emission control catalysts, materials for rechargeable batteries and photovoltaics, fuel cells, and recycling. Umicore was ranked in 8th position in the 2011 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations.

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