Glencore aims to build partnerships to support sustainable development across the Group. Nikkelverk has its own specific local targets for emissions to air, land and sea as well as for waste, noise, climate and other environmental areas of concern. The Management has ultimate oversight on matters related to the environment, and strives to ensure that deviations from local regulations as well as internal rules are corrected.

The company strives to develop its commitment to the environment and has worked to significantly reduce its [specify type] emissions by [percentage%] since [add a baseline year]. The company has also sought to protect the natural environment surrounding the plant as a part of its wider commitment. The sea bed outside Nikkelverk's port, which for decades was used for the deposition of iron sludge, is now covered with clean sand as part of its rehabilitation process.

The requirements for future improvement put increasing focus on environmental projects, and through Nikkelverk's ISO-14001 environmental certification, the company has established a system to ensure that it can continue to manage its impacts on the environment effectively. The industry's official views on a number of important questions about health and environmental risks related to nickel can be seen here Nickel Institute's website.

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