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How Elkem addresses the Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were established in 2015 by the United Nations to build a more sustainable and equal world by 2030.

The 2030 Agenda acknowledges that the 17 goals cannot be reached without the active support of businesses worldwide. It calls on companies to use innovation, technology, and creativity to address developmental challenges and opportunities. Elkem supports the 2030 Agenda, as a signatory to the UN Global Compact.

Elkem recognises the responsibility and impact we have in our business activities. We have a responsibility to develop products and processes that improve the quality of life and enable a sustainable low-carbon world, and minimise the negative impact of our activities, both environmental and social. Private sector must actively engage with key stakeholders – including customers, employees, supply chain and suppliers, local communities and authorities to promote a sustainable development for all

Elkem connected the UN SDGs to the materiality assessment for the first time in 2020 and linked the materiality to how the company impacts and is impacted by the 2030 Agenda. The updated materiality assessment for 2022, in line with GRI standards 2021, builds on this analysis. Although we understand that all goals are interlinked, Elkem has identified three SDGs that are most material and where we can contribute the most. Below is an explanation on how we impact and are impacted by the SDGs.

More information about the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, have a look at the UN website.

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Elimination of waste and sustainable production processes are key for successful operations

Elkem’s ambition is to reduce the company’s fossil CO₂ footprint by increasing the use of renewable sources and develop process technology

Sustainable Development Goals

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