Key sustainability figures

FINANCIAL 2018 2017
Nickel production (t) 27,377 20,864
Zinc production (t) 61,608 47,205
Net sales (1,000€) 325,830 220,024
Operating profit/loss (1,000€) 2,991 -6,219
Return on investment (%) 1,0 1,6
Income tax expense (1,000€) 0 0
Environmental investments (M€) 31.9 52.6
Environmental operating costs (M€) 24.8 31.6
Provisions for environmental restoration (M€) 159.0 159.4
Collaterals for environmental restoration* (M€) 113.9 113.9
Sponsoring (€) 26,504 35,790
Salaries and remunerations (1,000€) (incl. statutory add-ons and ext. fees) 38,212 38,286
ENVIRONMENT 2018 2017
Ore (Mt) 17.9 17.5
Waste rock (Mt) 24.4 17.6
Process chemicals total (1,000t) 537.0 578.6
Limestone CaCO3 (1,000t) 132.9 126.4
Sulphuric acid H2SO4, 93 % (1,000t) 113.0 141.1
Caustic soda NaOH 50 % (1,000t) 118.6 98.6
Burnt lime CaO (1,000t) 7.9 129.8
Sulphur (1,000t) 54.1 46.2
Explosives (1,000t) 15.8 13.8
Hydrogen peroxide, 50% (1,000t) 6.0 6.0
Sulphur dioxide (1,000t) 0.1 0.6
Other (1,000t) 18.7 15.7
Total energy use (TJ) 2,130.8 2,140.7
Electricity (TJ) 1,379.3 1,379.3
Light fuel oil (TJ) 664.1 629.9
Heavy fuel oil (TJ) 87.7 137.4
Total water use (Mm3) 4.3 4.6
Lake Kolmisoppi (Mm3) 1.4 1.8
Household water (Mm3) 0.03 0.02
Recycled water (Mm3) 2.8 2.7
Total recycled water (%) 65.7 58.4
Volume of water directed to surface waters (Mm3) 2.5 5.3
Nickel loading (kg/a) 72.7 159.6
Zinc loading (kg/a) 107.4 208.4
Copper loading (kg/a) 3.4 6.1
Manganese loading (t/a) 2.1 3.2
Sulphate loading (t/a) 3,434 10,468
Sodium loading (t/a) 619 2,150
Non-hazardous waste (t) 2,856 3,299
Hazardous waste (t) 382 208
Waste utilised as materials or energy (%) 89.6 90.0
Process waste (1 000 t)    
Gypsum (1 000 t) 337.6 370.6
Precipitate from preneutralization (1 000 t) 135.6 134.2
Waste rock (1 000 t) 24,367 17,632
Utilisation of process waste (%) 0.5 80
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions (tCO2e) 293,096 333,695
Direct CO2 emissions, Scope 1 (tCO2e) 127,727 127,594
Indirect CO2 emissions from purchased electricity generation, Scope 2 (tCO2e) 104,215 104,211
Other indirect CO2 emissions, Scope 3 (tCO2e) 61,154 101,889
Sources of CO2 emissions    
Limestone (%) 24 20
Electricity (%) 36 31
Light fuel oil (%) 17 15
Propane (%) 0 0
Burnt lime (%) 21 31
Heavy fuel oil (%) 2 3
New land used during the year (ha) 87 153
Number of operating areas with a closing plan (%) 100 100
Neighbours' environmental observations (no.) 26 35
PERSONNEL 2018 2017
Number of personnel at end of period (no.) 677 650
Average age of personnel (years) 40.8 40.5
Permanent employees (%) 97.5 97.0
Female employees (%) 8.4 8.9
Employees from Kainuu (%) 87.0 84.0
Training days (days/person) 3.4 2.5
Employee turnover (persons) 63 40
Ratio of basic salary women to men 1:1 1:1
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 2018 2017
Number of lost-time injuries, LTI (no.) 8 4
Lost-time injury frequency, LTIFR (no./million hours worked) 7.4 3.5
Number of accidents, TRI (no.) 38 31
Accident frequency, TRIFR (no./million hours worked) 35.0 27.2
Seriousness of injuries (days/LTI) 11.25 13.5
Occupational diseases (person) 0 0
Accidental deaths at work (person) 0 0
Sickness absences (days/person) 10.7 14.0
Sickness absences (%) 4.3 5.5

* Excluding collaterals  for starting operations despite appeal.
LTI = accidents leading to more than one day’s absence, does not include accidents during commuting (Lost Time Injury)
LTIFR = accidents leading to more than one day’s absence per million hours worked, does not include accidents during commuting (Lost Time Injury Frequency)
TRI = number of accidents (Total Recordable Injury)
TRIF = number of accidents per million hours worked (Total Recordable Injury Frequency)

 

Edited in 25 May 2019: Number of accidents (TRI, Total Recordable Injury).

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