Dannemora Mineral’s overall policy is to ensure safe, environmentally friendly and profitable development of the company's operations by constantly improving the working and external environments, energy consumption, personnel policy and product quality. A total quality approach will permeate all activities, including the company’s health, safety and environment initiatives. This policy does not apply exclusively to Dannemora Mineral and its employees, but also acts as a guiding principle for consultants, contractors and suppliers engaged by the company.
Health and safety policy
It is Dannemora Mineral’s belief that respect for each and every employee forms the basis of sound business practice. A cornerstone of this basic concept of mutual respect is that no-one shall be harmed by any of Dannemora Mineral’s activities. Safety initiatives are therefore given top priority in the company. A safe working environment, with people taking care of each other’s safety as well as their own, is both a right and an obligation. Safe workplaces and a safe working environment, in which everyone is satisfied and thriving, are conducive to business development and recruitment of future colleagues. With this in mind, we endeavour to create an attractive and stimulating work climate and develop the skills of our employees.
The mining industry makes a strong contribution to the industrialised world’s material needs and economic prosperity. Development of mineral resources generates considerable wealth and is a catalyst for economic growth. However, mining, ore processing and prospecting must be carried out with a high level of respect for the environment. As is the case with all mining activity, resumption of operations in the Dannemora mine and long-term development of other deposits will have an impact on the surrounding environment, mainly in the form of landscape changes, noise, and emissions into the air and water. The mining industry is governed by extensive environmental legislation. Dannemora Mineral has organised its activities in such a way as to ensure they comply with and even go beyond the minimum requirements of current regulations. The company has a stated environment policy of limiting the environmental impact of its activities as far as possible. The environment programme will be forward-looking and focused on ensuring the company is also able to meet stricter environment requirements in the future.
Considerable amounts of energy will be expended in mining and processing the Dannemora orebodies and the company is giving serious consideration to future availability of energy. The energy question is therefore of strategic importance to the company both in terms of cost and climate impact. The company is committed to improving the competitiveness of its iron ore operations and minimising environmental impact by rationalising use of energy in its forthcoming mining activity and in planning the processing plant. Rationalisation of use of energy is an ongoing process which must be pursued systematically based on technical and scientifically sound principles and taking into account economic and environmental factors.
Quality work is a common thread throughout the company’s iron ore and prospecting activities. The main goal of our iron ore quality policy is to be able to deliver consistently high quality iron ore products which customers will find considerably more advantageous than those offered by our competitors. The special properties of Dannemora ore and our capacity to process it will represent a competitive tool. However, quality is not just about products; it covers every single thing we do in the company – both large and small.
Dannemora Mineral’s future development is significantly dependent on our ability to recruit and retain experienced and highly qualified personnel. With this in mind, the board and management work actively to ensure the company is an attractive and stimulating workplace. The personnel policy is characterised by the core values of trust and confidence, openness and dialogue, personal commitment and personal responsibility. Simplicity and clarity, targeting and objective setting are key concepts in the building and development of our organisation and forms of cooperation.