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Environment, Health and Safety

Rana Gruber has a goal that environmental impacts from operations and production shall be minimal. Further, health and safety of our employees, customers and partners are our top priority.

Environment

Rana Gruber is deeply committed to extract iron ore with diligent emphasis on avoiding emissions leaving minimal environmental impact.

  • The group’s operations are located close to the city of Mo i Rana, Norway, which implies stricter compliance of environmental requirements
  • The group’s target eliminating fossil fuel transportation used in its operations
  • 100% of all electricity is derived from renewable power
  • High utilization of ore yields more environmentally friendly products
  • Residual mineral sand with eco-friendly composition is disposed into the Rana fjord, in a monitored sea deposit
  • There are no heavy metals in the iron ore and no chemicals are used in the beneficiation process
  • Sustainable mining certification is currently in progress liaising with Norsk Bergindustri
  • The group has a 40% lower carbon footprint per ton than the average of the largest iron ore producers in the world

Health

The group has a long heritage of safe operations with minimal harm, leaks or injuries occurred:

  • Emphasis on accident-free work environment based on proper and thorough training modules
  • Established efforts and procedures to identify workplace hazards
  • Best-in-class protective clothing and equipment
  • Culture of reporting abnormal situations or incidents
  • Company handbook delivered to all employees detailing safety routines
  • Annual job environment survey and appraisal interviews
  • Lunched and supported initiatives such as science centre in cooperation with NTNU, Sintef, etc.
  • The group has had no serious injuries for the last 10 years
  • The group has low turnover of employees
  • The group supports sports, culture and local community

Safety

Rana Gruber has a strong focus on operating in the interest of all shareholders:

  • Part of an industrial cluster with a strong emphasis on sustainability and future-proof solutions
  • High standards of governance and business conduct
  • Focus on ethics and anti-corruption. The group has clearly defined anti-corruption policies for the company and its subsidiaries
  • Strong cooperation with unions, neighbors and local industry to preserve stakeholder incentives
  • Several certifications granted with regards to quality management
  • Close cooperation with Direktoratet for Mineralforvaltning (The Directorate of Mining) and Miljødirektoratet (Norwegian Environment Agency). The group has annual reporting to Direktoratet for Mineralforvaltning and Miljødirektoratet
  • ISO9001 compliant with ISO 14001 reporting standard in progress
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