Umicore is a global materials technology group. It focuses on application areas where its expertise in materials science, chemistry and metallurgy makes a real difference.

Umicore’s technical expertise, recycling and disposal services are invaluable to WorldLoop. It provides professional processing of complex and hazardous fractions from parts such as printed circuit boards, connectors, data cables, mobile phones and batteries. There is a high degree of material recovery, the proceeds of which flow back to recyclers in Africa.

In addition to being a strategic partner of WorldLoop’s since 2012, Umicore also walks the talk by donating their retiring IT assets to Close the Gap and offsetting the future e-waste of their donation by participating in WorldLoop’s e-Resource Certificate Programme.

Umicore was recognised as the most sustainable company in the Global 100 MSC World index in 2012.