NOAH leaves a green footprint

NOAH processes waste in a manner that is safe for the environment and in line with society’s needs and expectations. We have high ambitions when it comes to the reduction of greenhouse gases and development of new technology.

NOAH aims to make its operations at Langøya fossil-free by the end of 2023, while the total greenhouse gas emissions are targeted to be halved compared to 2017 levels by the end of 2024.

As early as 2015, NOAH set a goal to recycle a quarter of the masses it receives by 2025. In 2019, we presented a forward-thinking recycling project that could reduce the tonnage of treated fly ash sent to landfills by over 20 percent. The goal is to recycle salts for industrial purposes.

Increasing Hazardous Waste

Last year, NOAH handled 1,312,513 tons of waste. This includes residual waste generated from the incineration and energy recovery of waste from households and businesses. The waste comes from the production and use of everyday products such as paint, chewing gum, and fish balls, as well as from various construction projects. While human consumption increases, the number of substances defined as hazardous also rises, leading to an increase in hazardous waste production. However, societal expectations for recycling, reuse, and utilization are also increasing. NOAH participates in this development with a knowledge-based and sustainable approach.

Open and Responsible

For NOAH, sustainability reporting underscores transparency and accountability. The sustainability report outlines how we, as a corporate citizen, manage our impact on the surrounding society and how our operations contribute to creating value from economic, social, and environmental perspectives.

NOAH has conducted an analysis of our environmental impact through an environmental audit to gain a better understanding of which activities and services have the highest greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, we have an ambitious environmental policy, which, along with our ethical guidelines, helps clarify our priorities and our role as a driver for customers, suppliers, employees, and society as a whole.

The report describes NOAH’s role and future ambitions, highlighting the company’s contributions back to society.

Developing New Solutions

“With safe handling as our top priority, we will continue to be world leaders in safe treatment. At the same time, we will contribute to reducing the amount of hazardous waste and manage the areas we affect as best as possible,” says CEO Anders Lægreid.

NOAH’s work is inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and we have chosen a set of goals where NOAH can contribute most directly:

Goal 3: Good Health

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Goal 9: Innovation and Infrastructure

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Goal 14: Life Below Water

Goal 15: Life on Land

Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals.

We have chosen to report according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard, an internationally recognized standard for reporting on economic, environmental, and social issues.