23.03.2021

A new ISO 14001 certification for Saint-Fons plant

Elkem Silicones’ Saint-Fons plant obtains ISO 14001 certification and demonstrates  its commitment to environmental management at the Saint-Fons site south of Lyon.

This certification comes after an audit in December 2020. This environmental approach is part of the Elkem Group's sustainable development strategy. The Saint-Fons site thus joins all the production sites of Elkem Silicones (perimeter 2020) already certified alongside the manufacturing site of Roussillon in France which is having the dual CERTIFICATION ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 for 4 years.

Elkem Silicones' goal is to develop and produce silicones that meet the needs and expectations of its customers, while respecting its compliance obligations and reducing its environmental impact by mastering the environmental aspects of its activities.

Our commitment is to continuously control and improve our environmental footprint.  We have launched an ambitious action plan to address these challenges," says Sébastien Stérin, Director of the Saint-Fons plant.

 "This process is part of the entire value chain of our business, from the purchase of raw materials or services, to the realization in our industrial processes, to the delivery of the product to our customers. Elkem is a signatory to the Responsible Care Global Charter, societal and environmental issues are at the heart of our group's growth strategy. " says Didier Lemoine, HSE Director Elkem Silicones.

Elkem’s commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability is central to our business strategy. Our mission is to provide advanced material solutions shaping a better and more sustainable future, 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.

Disclosure is a primary part of this engagement, and we can proudly state that in 2020, Elkem received a Gold rating from Ecovadis and was ranked by CDP in the Climate A List.

Read more at Sustainability | Elkem.com

About Elkem Silicones 

Elkem Silicones has more than 3,500 employees dedicated to providing silicone solutions with a personal touch that deliver your potential. Elkem Silicones, a division of Elkem, is one of the world’s leading fully integrated silicone suppliers, operating 13 multi-functional manufacturing sites and 13 R&D centers around the globe. Based in Lyon, France, Elkem Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for diverse specialty markets including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, paper, personal care and textiles. 

To learn more, please visit Elkem Silicones Website

About Elkem ASA 

Founded in 1904, Elkem is one of the world's leading suppliers of silicon-based advanced materials with operations throughout the value chain from quartz to specialty silicones, as well as attractive market positions in specialty ferrosilicon alloys and carbon materials. Elkem is a publicly listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker code: ELK) and is headquartered in Oslo. The company has more than 6,370 employees with 29 production sites and an extensive network of sales offices worldwide. In 2019 Elkem had revenues of NOK 22.7 billion. To learn more, please visit Elkem Website