Halcor receives award for copper and copper alloys recycling at the “Bravo Sustainability Dialogue & Awards 2020”
Halcor, the copper tubes division of ElvalHalcor, was awarded for its approach in the recycling of copper and copper alloys, in the scope of the "Bravo Sustainability Dialogue & Awards," which took place in an online event, on Friday, June 4, 2021.
Participating at this event, with a short greeting, Mr. Nikos Marinakis, Director of Halcor’s Foundry Plant, stated that: “We invest steadily in sustainability and the implementation of responsible practices. We place a special emphasis on recycling and have implemented an extensive program to use recycled copper or aluminum as a raw material. For Halcor, ElvalHalcor’s copper tubes division, in 2020 the needs for raw materials were covered at a rate of 55% by secondary sources, i.e. by copper scrap, sourced from a collection of products after the end of their life cycle. We strategically seek the ever-increasing integration of copper scrap as a raw material for the production of our products, thus contributing to the circular economy, with the aim of saving natural resources and reducing our environmental footprint".
It is worth noting that Halcor is the largest recycler of copper and copper alloys in Greece. In recent years it has significantly increased the use of scrap, recycling large quantities of metal scrap. In the last five years, ElvalHalcor's copper tubes division has recycled approximately 230,000 tons of copper. The award in the "Bravo Sustainability Dialogue & Awards 2020" was made jointly with Elval-the aluminium rolling division of ElvalHalcor for its own responsible practice of copper and aluminium recycling respectively.
Halcor (www.halcor.com) is the copper tubes division of ElvalHalcor S.A., a leading copper industry that specializes in the production, processing and marketing of copper and copper alloys products with dynamic commercial presence in the European and global markets. For more than 80 years, Halcor has been offering innovative and added value solutions that meet contemporary client demands in fields, such as plumbing, HVAC&R, renewable energy, architecture, engineering and industrial production.
About the “Bravo” Initiative
Bravo is a nationally developed sustainable development dialogue forum which is based on initiatives implemented by Greek Businesses, Local Government Organizations and Civil Society. Bravo’s 250 Initiatives and the 35,000 active citizens participating with it have led to the wider sharing of information and a broader awareness within Greek society as well as an exchange network for knowledge and experience from these organizations, contributing to the creation of the “Greece of Tomorrow” initiative.