Sustainability

NFM’s contribution to sustainability

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.

Sustainable development

Our values

Innovation

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.

Competence

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.

Honesty

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.

Trust

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.

NFM’s environmental promise

NFM cares about the impact we have on the natural environment.

 

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:

  • Continually raising and improving the quality and safety of our products for the natural environment and the efficiency of our integrated quality and environmental management system in compliance with PN-EN ISO 9001:2015 and PN-EN ISO 14001:2015.
  • Applying all security measures that may prevent any extraordinary hazards to the natural environment.
  • Reducing the consumption of energy and water for industrial purposes and minimizing the emission of pollutants into the air.
  • Fulfilling all valid legal environmental regulations.
  • Following and assessing the impact of transport and repair services on the environment.
  • Cooperating with suppliers and contractors who apply the rules of the environmental management system.

NFM in the community

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:

Activities

Naturaleza, con un abanico de actividades que favorecen
la conciencia ambiental y el bienestar integral.

NATURALEZA

Deportes, que van desde la participación individual
en deportes extremos hasta el patrocinio del equipo de fútbol local.

DEPORTES

Estilo de vida, como la promoción de una alimentación
saludable a través de iniciativas de divulgación
en las escuelas y la comunidad en general.

ESTILO DE VIDA

Igualdad de oportunidades, incluida la igualdad
de remuneración por el mismo trabajo, y apoyo a las personas
desfavorecidas para que accedan a las oportunidades.

IGUALDAD

Examples of NFM’s contribution

Recycling

  • Minimization of printed documents and default print settings (grayscale, duplex). Most of the documents we use are in electronic form. We do not print unnecessarily.
  • Resale of the supplier of aramid cut residues, where they are recycled.
  • Multiple use of cardboard boxes
  • Management of material leftovers from the cutting room
  • Reuse of bubble wrap
  • ECO packing – cutting room
  • Furniture from waste
  • Reusable bags for employees made of materials not used in production
  • Using a reusable cleaning cloth (cloth) for wiping e.g. greases and oils

Waste management

  • Segregation of municipal and production waste.
  • Reducing the amount of waste by using reusable dishes, water dispensers and reusable containers.
  • Reducing the volume of waste.

Reducing media consumption and emissions

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.

NFM Headquarters at Ski

Increasing awareness and CSR activities

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.

CSR Activities - bike trip

Work environment

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”.

Work environment - Canteen