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We act with respect for people and the environment and place safety at the heart of our operations.

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Caring for people and the environment

Innovative and sustainable processing of natural resources defines the essence of Norsk Hydro. It all started in 1905 with the first successful use of hydropower to extract nitrogen from the air. Manufactured mineral fertilizer would ensure enough food for a growing population. Using energy, we later refined bauxite into advanced and sustainable aluminum solutions. Hydro’s history has always been about producing useful products that the world needs, about human creativity and enterprise in harnessing what nature has to offer, about the ability to see possibilities and realize limitations – a vital force created by people who respect each other and the world around them.

This requires care.