in a responsible manner
Nordkalk’s success depends on the success of its customers and satisfaction of all stakeholders: employees, owners, suppliers and authorities who grant permits for the operations. Neighbours want to have a clean and safe business next door, society at large benefits of the availability of needed products and the financial stimulus created by a productive company.
Stakeholder groups consist of people who have different expectations towards Nordkalk. We treat all people according to our values, which apply in the whole Rettig Group: we believe in openness and fairness, and trust and respect are the most fundamental elements of our interaction and communication with different stakeholders. The fourth value, modesty, is the principle applied in listening to and understanding divergent views and opinions.
Nordkalk complies with local and international laws and regulations, such as international labor standards defined by ILO and UN Global Compact covering human rights, labor, the environment and anticorruption. We do not under any circumstances accept child or forced labor at any of our operations or activities. We do not tolerate corruption or bribery.
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Life evolved around the company
“If one employed somebody, one’s duty was to take care of him” , This was the principle applied by Emil Sarlin, Managing Director of Pargas Kalkbergs Aktiebolaget in 1905-55.
In the first half of the 20th century, life in Pargas evolved around the company. It build roads, houses, and sports places; maintained schools, supported a hospital and social activities. The social facilities built in 1933 for the employees included a barn, a bathhouse, washing room, bakery, library and a handicraft room, among other things.
Nordkalk is the leading limestone company in Northern Europe. We deliver essential raw materials to numerous industries, and our solutions contribute to clean air and water as well as productivity of agricultural land.