Zijin Copper
Zijin Copper
Zijin Copper Smelter
Zijin Copper

Zijin Copper mainly produces copper cathode, gold, silver, and sulfuric acid. Its by-products are rare and precious metals - selenium, tellurium, platinum, palladium, and rhodium - used in semiconductors and integrated circuits. Zijin Copper has obtained ISO Quality Management System (QMS), Environmental Management System (EMS), Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS), Energy Management System (EnMS), and Measurement Management System (MMS) certifications, and the “Integration of Information Technology and Industrialization” certification. It has also passed the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) third-party audit and has submitted a report to the London Metal Exchange (LME).

Zijin Copper
  • Location
    Shanghang County, Longyan City, Fujian Province
  • Ownership
  • Project status
    In production
  • 2023 production
    Copper cathode: 420,000 tonnes,
    Gold: 12 tonnes, Sulfuric acid: 1.13Mt

Zijin Copper is committed to leading the copper smelting industry by improving the technologies in green and smart metallurgy and comprehensive recovery of resources. It has invested significantly in environmental protection facilities, which account for one-fifth of its fixed assets. The average concentration of its sulfur dioxide emissions is lower than the special emission limits for air pollutants in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region of China. The company’s energy and water consumption per tonne of copper is lower than the industry average levels.

Zijin Copper has been recognized as a “National Industrial Product Eco-Design Demonstration Company”, “National Water and Soil Conservation and Ecological Progress Project”, and “National Green Manufacturing Demonstration Plant”.