Quality of all activities

All our operations are certified and the management system is a tool for good leadership in continuously improve our performance. One Nordkalk unified processes within the company improves efficiency, guarantee good governance and compliance. With our continuous improvement process, the personnel can suggest any ideas for improvement and be rewarded.


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Nordkalk’s Management System is a tool for good leadership and for directing actions towards strategic targets with the aim of continuously improving our performance. It ensures customer satisfaction and steers our financial performance in the right direction.

Apart from the strategy process, the requirements set by the three standards ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment) and OHSAS 18001 (Health & Safety) guide the content of the Management System. Nordkalk’s Management System is certified, which means that a third-party audit (currently DQS) is performed in order to assess the compliance of our activities with the standards.

Both internal and external audits of the Management System are performed annually, and findings are reported and handled in a quality assurance system. Besides assuring compliance with the standards, they help us identify development opportunities for continuous improvement.

A management review of our performance is carried out at least once a year to ensure the effectiveness of our Management System and the use of objectives and targets to manage our processes in order to fulfil our strategy and meet the needs and requirements of our customers and interested parties.

Nordkalk Operating Policy lists the guiding principles of the management system.

Continuous improvement process

Nordkalk uses the Lean Six Sigma approach as a part of its continuous improvement process (CIP). Through our LSS projects we have been able to open up bottle necks in our operations resulting in better than 20% capacity increases in some of the projects. 

Number of CIP suggestions per country 2018

Finland
Sweden
Poland
Estonia

Lifecycle management of our computers

Workstation lifecycle management at Nordkalk enables the lifecycle of our computers to be prolonged. Computers are recycled and put to a new use, which decreases CO2 emissions, energy consumption and waste. Workstation lifecycle management is certified by ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001 through Nordkalk’s leasing partner.

WE COMMIT TO 

  • continuously improving efficiency and reducing unnecessary work, mistakes and costs
  • applying the Continuous Improvement Process
  • harmonising and unifying our business processes, where applicable
  • implementing modern technology such as digital solutions.

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.