"We want to push for the development of a global standard for sustainable metals"
– We are convinced that in the long run it will be absolutely necessary to be able to trace the origin of metals and thus be able to distinguish sustainably produced metals from other metals. Sweden is far ahead in our sustainability work and therefore we want to support our member companies in that work.
Svemin’s CEO Maria Sunér gives her view on the TraceMet project in an interview with IVL (Swe.). On March 18, Svemin arranges an in-depth expert webinar on the new system for traceable metals.
The purpose of TraceMet is to develop a simplified, but fully functional, IT system to trace certified metals from mining to end use. The project uses the criteria carbon footprint and amount recycled material.
Svemin took the initiative for TraceMet. What is the reaction when the pilot project is now completed?
– The pilot project TraceMet has now reached its end. Work is underway to complete sub-reports from the work packages and a comprehensive popular science final report, says Maria Sunér.
What was Svemin’s idea with TraceMet?
– We are convinced that in the long run it will be absolutely necessary to be able to trace the origin of metals and thus be able to distinguish sustainably produced metals from others. We in Sweden are far ahead in our sustainability work and therefore we want to support our member companies in that work. They have high ambitions, they invest intensively in achieving fossil freedom and implement the industry’s new roadmap for increased biodiversity. We also want to drive the development of this traceability system because we believe that it benefits the Swedish mineral industry. Therefore, the investment in TraceMet is a way to be at the forefront, says Maria.
> Read the full interview at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute here (Swe.)
> Read more and sign up for the webinar on March 18 here.
TraceMet is run by Svemin and IVL in collaboration with Boliden and LKAB. Behind the project are Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and Formas via the strategic innovation program Swedish Mining Innovation – a joint initiative to strengthen the Swedish mining and metal mining industry.