Our aim is to protect national and allied forces with high-quality defense products. The central position of the One Nammo approach in the company’s strategy enables best practices to be exchanged across borders and business units, including corporate social responsibility. Our ambition to embody our values drives our corporate social responsibility performance.
We promote sustainable development through business operations that strongly emphasize our ethical and social considerations, by using the GRI guidelines and reporting to the UN Global Compact.
We are an active contributor to the development of the societies where we are located. We are engaged in various activities like sports, science centers and cultural events that specially engage children and young people. Close relationships with stakeholders like NGOs, authorities and local voluntary organizations are important to us, as can be seen through our role as an active player in the local community.
Nammo has used the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines for sustainable reporting for seven years.
After having reported at the B-level, transfer to GRI version G4, level “Core”, was completed in 2015. As part of this transfer, we carried out a materiality analysis to identify the most important sustainability aspects for Nammo and its stakeholders. This included meetings and discussions with relevant management representatives responsible for sustainability issues like human resources, health and safety, environment, business ethics, and finance. In this process, our knowledge about key stakeholders’ concerns and expectations was specifically emphasized. These sustainability aspects are still valid.
Our sustainability reporting reflects the result of this analysis and material aspects will appear from our GRI Index 2016 table. The table refers to where information about each of the reported GRI standard and specific disclosures is presented, whether it is fully or partly reported. For a complete description of the individual indicators, please see the GRI website (www.globalreporting.org).
The reporting boundary is, in general, companies under control of Nammo AS. However, for some aspects, the information covers activities also outside this boundary, e.g. information about supply chain management and society-related activities.
In Nammo, the responsibility of a product starts at the level of its innovation. Our products must comply with international laws and conventions. We focus strongly on the use of environmentally friendly materials in our production lines and processes. All our products must be able to meet high national and/or military standards. The requirements include several aspects which together result in products of high performance, safe use and top quality.
All export of military components and products requires an export license from the national authorities where we are located. Every production site in Nammo must follow the national laws and regulation of the particular country.