Sustainable development consists of balancing local and global efforts to meet basic human needs without destroying or degrading the natural environment.
NFM operates in accordance with the principles of sustainable development. We are aware of our responsibility for our employees, customers and society. Therefore, our commitment to environmental and social issues, as well as efforts in the field of education and training, are clearly embedded in the company’s activities.
Innovation gives us competitive advantage. We promote collaboration and sharing of ideas across our business. We have a structured approach to recognizing innovations, thoroughly testing ideas and sharing learnings.
All our employees are highly competent within their specialist fields. We encourage personal and professional development and see it as a key part of improving our competence level as an organization.
We are always honest and open with our clients. We set realistic targets and goals, and respect their right to confidentiality. We work closely with them at all times, strengthening relationships in order to achieve optimal results.
We make great effort to ensure that those we work with, both internally and externally, comply with strict ethical guidelines related to finance, operating conditions and environmental issues.
We make every effort to ensure we adhere to the applicable legal regulations, and spare no effort in minimizing the present and future negative impact on the environment:
NFM’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, named Nordic Lifestyle, comprises a range of individual, community and environmentally-based projects that are intended to significantly improve the quality of life of both NFM employees and the wider community.
From creating a better work-life balance and provision of regular health checks, to supporting the long-term unemployed to find gainful employment, the NFM Nordic Lifestyle aims to make a positive impact far beyond the factory walls.
With a flavor of our Norwegian origins, our holistic CSR strategy is expressed under the four categories:
Nature, with a range of activities that favor
environmental awareness and holistic well-being.
Sports, ranging from individual participation in extreme
sports to sponsorship of the local football team.
Lifestyle, such as promoting healthy eating through outreach
initiatives in schools and the wider community.
Equality of opportunity, including equal pay for equal work,
and supporting the disadvantaged to access opportunities.
Our buildings are new and built according to applicable energy standards. They have been designed to minimize the consumption of utilities (e.g. good thermal insulation, light motion sensors, LED lightning, basin mixers with time limiters). Standards are ECO. By applying the 6S principles, we optimize work, reduce the amount of used and stored materials, and thus support ecology. Preparing coffee and tea for employees not only saves their time, but also allows for optimal use of the water heated in the kettles.
Before buying a new machine, we always take into account its potential impact on the environment and the possibility of reducing it, for example with filters. We want to minimize transport-related emissions. The company provides group transport for employees from nearby villages. We also have a bicycle shelter for those who decide to use a two-wheeled transport. Thanks to the possibility of virtual meetings, we minimize the number of journeys, and thus the emissions from means of transport.
We put a lot of effort into activities aimed at increasing the awareness of our employees, helping to develop their passion and willingness to help others. Each year, we create a CSR plan that includes a number of activities related to volunteering, participation in sports events, integration of employees and their families, and supporting the local community.
We edit ECO Messenger, Environmental Board, which provide employees with interesting environmental information every month. We promote a healthy lifestyle through sports campaigns, fruit Tuesdays, meeting with a dietitian. Employees have access to free legal consultations and annual flu vaccination.
We make sure that our employees have comfortable working conditions. Workplaces both in offices and in production areas are of a high standard. Employees have working clothes and all required personal protective equipment. They also have well-equipped social facilities (canteens, chillout room). We try to be surrounded by a lot of greenery. We measure working environment conditions according to legal requirements. We provide employees with a private medical care package. We organize English lessons for employees or grants for learning other foreign languages. We provide a lot of internal and external training.
Our organization is governed by the “Rules of counteracting mobbing and discrimination, and conduct in the case of suspicion of mobbing or discrimination at work” and “Code of conduct”.