Elkem defines sustainability by reducing any negative environmental and/or social impacts of our activities to a minimum, complying with applicable, public regulations and at the same time build profitable and respected businesses. Elkem works systematically to maintain and improve a high standard on EHS (Environment, Health and Safety), energy efficiency, efficient natural resource utilisation and reduced emissions. A set of fundamental principles and tools, including the Elkem Business System (EBS) and our governing documents help us reach our goals. Elkem is dedicated to advancing the production of metals and has several research projects that aim to improve our sustainability. You can read about this under Technology and innovation.
Health and safety
Social accountability is defined as our ability to document our sustainability and social responsibility. In order to document our efforts Elkem publishes a sustainability report annually. You may download it in pdf-format here. Elkem has written sustainability reports since 2011, that aims to cover all our projects and progress we make in our continuous effort to improve and contribute to a sustainable future. Here you can find all our sustainability reports and selected articles from the 2015 report.
Governing documents and tools
Elkem has dedicated governing documents and a number of tools to ensure that our organisation understands our priorities and requirements in the areas of sustainability and social responsibility and are enabled to comply with them. In addition to these policies and tools, we publish a sustainability report annually, documenting activities and results.