Vision and values
Elkem’s mission is to contribute to a sustainable future by providing advanced silicon and carbon solutions, creating value for our stakeholders globally. We believe that safe and eco-efficient production is the only way forward and that together we can develop solutions to many of the world’s challenges.
Elkem has four business areas; Silicon Materials, Silicones (BSI), Foundry Products and Carbon.
Elkem Business System
The Elkem Business System (EBS) plays an important role in all of Elkem's operations. EBS is first and foremost about improving customer satisfaction. The aim is to secure excellence in EHS, delivery, quality and cost.
In 2011, Elkem joined the China National Bluestar (Group) Ltd. (Bluestar). Bluestar is a global chemical industry group with a focus on new chemical materials and animal nutrition.
Elkem's history started in 1904, when the industrial entrepreneur Sam Eyde (1866–1940) established Det Norske Aktieselskap for Elektrokemisk Industri (Elektrokemisk). The goal was to create an international industry company based on Norwegian natural resources.