Environment

Elementis Chromium is committed to managing all its activities throughout the world, with the highest concern for the environment in which it operates.


Product stewardship

We work with customers, trade associations, regulators and contractors, to promote good practice in the management of our products. We offer technical support and training in the handling, transportation and safe disposal of our products around the world.

Sustainable development

Development that meets "the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (World Commission on Environment and Development.)

  • Elementis Chromium products extend the useful life of articles such as timber, metals and leather products and hence make a positive contribution.
  • Our manufacturing process utilizes chromite ore, a naturally occurring mineral. We strive to minimize our impact on the environment by ensuring our production facilities are operated to world leading standards. Our advanced technology has been and continues to be, developed to maximize the extraction efficiency of chromium from chromite ore and minimize the generation of waste.
  • Each of our manufacturing sites has clear improvement targets to reduce energy use, water consumption and waste generation. Programs are in place to meet these targets. Progress is monitored closely as part of our Environmental Management system.

Rewarding activity

Many of our sites have been officially recognized for their commitment to health, safety and environmental performance. Awards include:
Elementis Chromium, Castle Hayne, US:

  • The site participates in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program. Designed to recognize and promote effective safety and health management through a co-operative effort of management, labor and OSHA. The site is designated a Star facility, the highest level of recognition in the program.
  • Original member and supporter of the Lower Cape Fear River Program. This program is a scientific based study that looks at the health of the Cape Fear River System. The program is headed by the Center for Marine Science Research at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. In addition to it's scientific charter, the program is a teaching tool used to educate the public and in the public school system.

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