Environment, Health and Safety
As an international producer of metals, materials and chemicals Elkem is fully committed to ensuring a safe and healthy workplace for employees and contractors working at Elkem facilities. Elkem is also committed to controlling and reducing the environmental impact of our production activities to ensure a responsible environmental footprint. Our general policy states that environment, health and safety (EHS) are always Elkem’s first priority and we run our operations based on a zero-harm philosophy.
Elkem’s production processes and activities involve a number of inherent hazards and emissions as operations include high temperature smelting (>2000 C) and advanced processing of hazardous chemicals. To meet these challenges Elkem has comprehensive systems for risk management and pollution control that are implemented at all Elkem sites worldwide. See the overall requirements in our Corporate Standard for EHS.
EHS management system
Elkem has a comprehensive in-house developed EHS management system that applies for all sites and activities worldwide.
Targets and performance
Reporting and investigating all injuries and incidents are an important part of Elkem’s improvement work.