We are aware that our activities can have an impact on society and the environment. We take our responsibility in the areas of environmental protection, human rights and safety at work very seriously.
Community and human rights
As a Nordenham company, we have been closely connected with our region for more than 115 years. Our commitment to local communities is very close to our hearts. That is why we would like to make it possible again in the near future to support local projects and institutions such as the Nordenhamer Tafel, the children’s and youth farm and sports and cultural clubs.
As a proud member of the Glencore Group, we follow the company’s internal “SafeWork” approach. The SafeWork initiative aims to change attitudes towards safety throughout the organisation. With SafeWork, we want to bring about lasting change and thereby prevent serious injuries and fatalities in the workplace. For more information on SafeWork, please visit global Glencore page (ENG).
Protecting the environment is very important for Glencore Nordenham. For instance, we recycle used batteries and can therefore recover lead and other important raw materials. This makes Glencore Nordenham an important part of the circular economy.
We regularly support the Nordenham Nature Conservation Association's tern project at Seenpark II and the Nordenham Nature Conservation Association. We have created compensation areas for our landfills that are monitored by the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU).
We are also part of the Lower Saxony Alliance for Sustainability.
To fulfil our responsibilities towards our employees and the local community, we carry out projects to improve environmental protection on an ongoing basis. By 2023, an additional EUR 13.5 million will be invested in environmental projects. For example, numerous measures to minimise emissions will be implemented.
You can find an overview of the current projects here.
Milestones for more environmental protection and sustainability
Nordenhamer Zinkhütte GmbH in figures
Sulphur dioxide emissions from captured sources since 2003
Zinc emissions from captured sources since 2003
Cooling water consumption (2,886,769 cubic metres) since 2003
Cadmium emissions since 2003