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The Canadian Copper Refinery (CCR), part of the Glencore group, is a world-class, modern and competitive copper and precious metals refinery. It is in its facilities in Montreal East, the only ones of its kind in North America, that we give precious metals all their nobility, copper their purity, and other metals their specific characteristics.

In business since 1927, the Horne Smelter proudly wears its title as the only copper smelter in Canada and the largest producer of copper and precious metals in North America.

We use copper concentrates and recyclable materials containing copper and precious metals as feedstocks to produce 99.1% pure copper anodes. Our expertise has been forged over several decades and we are now proud to be the leader in the recycling of electronic equipment in North America and to contribute directly to the reduction of the environmental pressures exerted by these end-of-life products. Our ability to process complex materials is testament to our great resilience in the face of many changes in the global market.

Brief submitted as part of the public consultation on the renewal of the ministerial authorization of the Horne Smelter

100,000 tonnes. This is the amount of recycled material we process each year at the Horne Smelter and CCR Refinery. As a leader in copper and precious metals recycling in North America, we pride ourselves on being able to ensure that the commodities that advance everyday life benefit from multiple life cycles.

Recycling: towards a circular economy


It is important for us to be a socially responsible company by fully adhering to the principles of sustainable development.