Production at KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. is a fully integrated process whereby the end product of one technological phase forms the input (intermediate product) for the subsequent phase. Mining in KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. is performed by three mining Divisions: Lubin Mine, Rudna Mine and Polkowice-Sieroszowice Mine. In the subsequent phase the Concentrators Division prepares concentrate for the smelters and refineries, while the Tailings Division is responsible for managing the tailings generated by the copper ore enrichment process. The organisational structure of KGHM includes metallurgical facilities: the Legnica Copper Smelter and Refinery and the Głogów Copper Smelter and Refinery, as well as the Cedynia copper wire rod plant.
A fact worth noting is that recently, as part of its business, KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. has been rapidly developing and implementing certain elements of the circular economy concept. To this end, it has been making progress in the areas of recycling and further improving the utilisation of post-production waste as the so-called secondary sources of raw materials.
The core line of business of the members of the KGHM INTERNATIONAL LTD. Group is the mining of metals, including copper, molybdenum, nickel, gold, platinum and palladium, carried out in both open-pit and underground mines, and the execution of mining and exploratory projects.