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Sustainability

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 Håkestad
CEO Lundhs AS
CEO of Lundhs - Thor-Anders Lundh Håkestad

Environmental certification

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.

You can read more about the standard here, and you can see our ISO 14001 Certificate here.

Lundhs environmental targets:

  • Reduce environmental impact
  • Increase employee awareness
  • Full resource utilisation
  • Reduce energy consumption

Utilisation of resources

About 1.500.000 tonnes are extracted from Lundhs’ quarries every year. These volumes are used for a number of different purposes. Our goal is to achieve 100% utilisation of the total resource extracted. The split between the different areas of use today is changing and we have several ongoing projects to develop alternative uses of stone.

Extraction of stone from Lundhs’ quarries

1.500.000ton / year
8%

Rough blocks

23%

Costal re-inforcement

1%

Raw blocks walling / support-walls

7%

Raw stone for crushing

1%

Fine stone powder soil improvement

60%

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

National regulations

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.