in a responsible manner
The best way to meet neighbours is to organise community events and meetings – open doors to the public. The biannual, international event European Minerals Day (EMD) is a good example of this kind of co-operation. In 2015, EMD took place on the last weekend of September. Along with more than 130 minerals industry sites in 25 countries, Nordkalk participated in the event in Estonia, Finland and Sweden. Hundreds of visitors used the opportunity to learn about us, limestone and mining.
Co-operation with schools
with a number of schools and universities by e.g. organising excursions to our
plants, offering internships to students and by enabling research work, as well
as offering job opportunities during vacation times. In Rakke in Estonia, one
form of cooperation with a local school involves Nordkalk’s specialists giving monthly
lessons in e.g. chemistry and geology.
In Finland, a summer work scholarship programme was started in 2015, directed at students at the age of 16-17. One of the students employed was Ella Hytönen who worked in Pargas, in the photo with her designated sponsor Jerker Söderblom.
Water and heat to communities
Companies provide society with needed products and services, and their surrounding communities with employment opportunities. In Nordkalk’s case, some communities also benefit from by-products created in production. In Pargas and Tytyri in Finland, as well as in Köping in Sweden, Nordkalk delivers recovered residual heat to the district heat network. Read more:
- Nordkalk contributes to warming up the town of Köping.
- The town of Lohja acquires also water from Nordkalk.
Sponsoring focuses on local and environmental causes
Nordkalk’s sponsoring activities focus on the local communities where the company operates. The spotlight is on children and youth and supporting their leisure activities, mostly sports.
Our sponsoring activities extend to environmental projects, in collaboration with research institutions or organisations. In 2012, Nordkalk made a 5-year-long commitment to the Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG). Nordkalk’s objective is to reduce the phosphorus burden on the Baltic Sea with the help of the Nordkalk Fostop® products.
Limestone for generations
Limestone mining is a long-term business, and many of Nordkalk’s sites have been in operation for decades. Communities have grown around the mines and keep prospering thanks to them. Our society depends on the supply of limestone, which Nordkalk quarantees by continuously prospecting for new reserves. In Sweden, preparations for opening a new limestone quarry in Bunge on Northern Gotland have been going on for more than ten years, due to a prolonged legal process.
Nordkalk is the leading limestone company on its home markets. We deliver essential raw materials to numerous industries, and our solutions contribute to clean air and water as well as productivity of agricultural land.