Profitable business

in a responsible manner

Ethical behaviour

Nordkalk views compliance with laws and regulations as a precondition for ethical business. Furthermore, Nordkalk is committed to enhancing ethical business culture in all of its countries of operation. The company's Code of Conduct describes the ethical principles on how to conduct business and it applies to everyone in Nordkalk.

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The policies of Nordkalk’s owner, Rettig Group, apply to Nordkalk as a majority-owned subsidiary of Rettig Group. These policies guide the actions of employees and directors. The Business Ethics Policy is one of the Rettig Management Policies and Procedures, which must be followed by everyone working at Nordkalk. The Business Ethics Policy stresses, among other things, that ethical conduct is characterised by honesty, integrity and freedom from deception.

In addition to the Rettig Group policies, Nordkalk has its own Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct and some internal policies and instructions to give guidance on acting in an ethical way.

Nordkalk rejects corruption in all forms. Regarding ethics in Nordkalk’s supply chain, Nordkalk expects its suppliers to commit to follow the Supplier Code of Conduct in order to assure that suppliers also adhere to a high level of business ethics.

Nordkalk has committed to respect human rights in its Code of Conduct. Nordkalk operates mainly in low-risk countries regarding human rights, with some exceptions such as Ukraine and Turkey. Nordkalk has identified human rights as one of the key focus areas under sustainability.  Consequently, Nordkalk will work towards full compliance with UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This requires companies to conduct human rights due diligence procedures to identify, assess and address the human rights risks and impacts, among other things.

Whistle-blowing procedure for suspected misconduct

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Nordkalk expects that all of its employees and managers report any suspected cases of misconduct regarding human rights, corruption, breach of laws or other unethical behaviour.

Employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors, but a confidential whistleblowing procedure has been available since March 2017. At the beginning of 2019 whistleblowing reporting was made possible to external stakeholders via e-mail or post.

All whistleblowing complaints are handled with absolute discretion and confidentiality and are investigated by Nordkalk’s Chief Legal Officer, reporting to the Chairperson of the Audit Committee.

Nordkalk will not retaliate against any employee or manager who in good faith reports a suspected violation or concern regarding compliance.

WE COMMIT TO

  • conducting our business in accordance with laws and regulations, the Rettig Group policies and the Nordkalk Code of Conduct
  • a high standard of business ethics and integrity
  • treating people with respect and providing them with equal opportunities; we value human rights
  • only cooperating with business partners that commit to a high level of responsible and ethical behaviour.

Leader in Northern Europe

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.