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Zinc  is a component of the brass that makes many of our musical instruments. It’s also a key part of the batteries that power hearing aids for those who need them to enjoy music. And if it weren’t for zinc, our world would be a much rustier place. Applied through galvanization to bridges, barriers and lamp posts, zinc protects steel from corrosion.

But just as important as what we do with zinc is how we produce it. 
As one of the world’s largest natural resource companies, Glencore sources the materials the world needs for a sustainable future – in a responsible way.

How we source a sustainable future.

Fighting child labour
Think in circles
Help nature return
Earn trust
Put safety first
Tackle complex challenges
act on climate change