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.

Safety

We want to be a leader in safety and not have injuries and fatalities in our operations.
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Environment

We want to minimise our impact on the environment.

Health

We promote the health and well-being of our employees and the communities around our operations.

Community and human rights

We uphold human rights and support the long-term development of local communities.

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

Bath melting furnace
(since 1996)
almost 95 % reduction in dust and gaseous emissions
Bath melting furnace
(since 1996)
almost 95 % reduction in dust and gaseous emissions
Bath melting furnace
(since 1996)
almost 95 % reduction in dust and gaseous emissions
Bath melting furnace
(since 1996)
almost 95 % reduction in dust and gaseous emissions
Cryogenic oxygen generation plant
(since 2018)
successful partnership with Linde
Recycling oil injection plant
(since 2019)
consumption of fossil natural gas reduced
Bath melting furnace
(since 1996)
almost 95 % reduction in dust and gaseous emissions

Nordenhamer Zinkhütte GmbH in figures

  • -75%

    Sulphur dioxide emissions from captured sources since 2003

  • -85%

    Zinc emissions from captured sources since 2003

  • -24%

    Cooling water consumption (2,886,769 cubic metres) since 2003

  • -44%

    Cadmium emissions since 2003