Norbord Make it Better



How we make it better

Norbord has been operating in Europe for over 40 years and during that time we have developed our sense of how we should positively interact with our many stakeholders:  from our shareholders, customers and colleagues to our communities, suppliers and environmental groups – all are valued relationships to Norbord.

Below is a brief explanation of what we do to make it better, for more information click the headings.

 

Our people.

We are committed to helping our people reach their full potential.

We are immensely proud when our customers and others tell us that Norbord people are some of the most experienced they have met. The reason is simple: we recruit the best, continually invest in their skills and create an environment where they want to develop their careers. 

 

Our communities.

We aim to be a good neighbour by positively engaging with the community.

We recognise that we are integral to the communities in which we have manufacturing operations.  We generate significant commercial benefit through providing employment and contributing to community projects. Yet we’re also mindful that our operations have the potential to cause disturbance to local residents and we therefore work hard to minimise any negative impact through local community initiatives.

 

Environment and sustainability.

We are committed to being at the environmental forefront within in our industry.

As one of the largest producers of panel products in Europe, we have a responsibility to be at the forefront of initiatives that tackle today's environmental challenge. That's why, as the environmental impact of deforestation became clear, we led the UK industry towards FSC® certification. What's more, our European operations were amongst the first in the world to produce FSC-certified panel boards.

 

Our customers.

We are committed to helping our customers be successful.

We are proud and appreciative that we are able to claim to have unbroken supply records with some customers that stretch back over 30 years. We work in partnership with key customers that are leading the way within their own channels. By responding to their needs, we are part of their success, providing products, service and ongoing support that exceed expectations.

 

Health and safety.

We are committed to safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our employees, contractors and visitors by creating and maintaining a safe working environment.

An underpinning tenet of belief toward Health and Safety is a vision of zero accidents and a number of initiatives develop, support, measure and maintain this goal.  Visitors to our operations are often struck by the strong presence that safety has in our business and it is this high profile that drives our ambition towards health and safety excellence.