Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. (Brundtland Report)
“For Lundhs, our focus on sustainability is reflected in how we operate our company and take care of the resources we control for present and future generations. Having a sustainable focus means that we continuously need to develop and improve on all areas of our business, respecting the environment, the people involved and the communities we operate in. In this business we have regulations and certifications, but as a company we will always look for improvements beyond the regulations. This is also reflected in our values: Precision, Passion and Respect.”Thor-Anders Lundh HåkestadCEO Lundhs AS
Lundhs is ISO 14001 Certified
ISO 14001 is an international environmental management standard, helping organisations to reduce their impact on the environment and promoting sustainable growth. Lundhs have been ISO 14001 certified since 2017.
Lundhs environmental targets:
- Reduce environmental impact
- Increase employee awareness
- Full resource utilisation
- Reduce energy consumption
Raw blocks walling / support-walls
Raw stone for crushing
Fine stone powder soil improvement
Developing alternative use of raw stone
Machinery and technology
- Lundhs continuously invests in modern technology and machinery
- Our machines have the latest technology for exhaust cleaning
- New machines with lower fuel consumption reduces impact on the environment
Norway has strict regulations regarding the exploitation of natural resources. In our industry these rules are mainly managed by the environmental department in each county and The Directorate of Mining: https://dirmin.no. Lundhs is operating in accordance to national regulations. In close cooperation with public authorities, the quarries are developed in an optimal way to reduce visibility from the surrounding countryside and to look as natural as possible in the landscape.
Restoring quarries back to nature
When Lundhs is planning new quarries, an important part of the process is a program to restore old quarries back to nature. Due to the long operation time for the quarries, this plan is an ongoing process in cooperation with local authorities and landowners.
Minimising environmental impact
Emission of dust and noise pollution has been greatly reduced through modern machinery. A changeover from drilling and blasting to mainly wire-sawing, has considerably reduced the noise level from production. Since several of our quarries are located in the middle of food production areas, we need to take extra care of these issues.