Sustainability

For Elkem, sustainability is central to our business strategy. Our mission is to “contribute to a sustainable future by providing advanced silicon, silicones and carbon solutions, adding value to our stakeholders globally”.

Elkem defines sustainability work as continuous efforts to maximise our positive impact on the environment and societies around us, as well as to minimise any negative impact. As a global company, we affect the environment and communities around the world every day. And through the products we make, we have a foot print in our supply chain and make new solutions possible.

That is why Elkem is always looking for new and innovative ways to reduce waste and emissions, and to get more out of our raw materials. We do this to keep a sustainable competitive advantage and to secure our license to operate. We are committed to stay at the forefront of technology, advancing the production of silicon, silicones and carbon materials and to create new, innovative and green solutions and business models that promote a sustainable future.

Elkem is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and apply sustainability in line with the principles of the UN Global Compact. Elkem is committed to develop its business in support of the ambitions of the Paris climate agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Elkem is also committed to following the United Nations Guiding Principles on HUman Rights and Business. Elkem has signed the UK Modern Slavery Act. 

Elkem’s silicones division is a member of the Responsible Care Global Charter which is the chemical industry’s global initiative to drive continuous improvement in environment, health, safety and security.