Committed company

ABOUT US

A chemical company

We are an Asturian, family chemical company which has operated with sound business values since 1943.
Internationalised, innovative and a leader in the foundry coke and carbochemical sectors, we aspire to be a leading chemical company in terms of circularity and to be a reference for the development of the best solutions for our customers based on talent, innovation, entrepreneurship and flexibility.

Environmental
commitment

Throughout our history, we have always borne in mind the importance of integrating sustainable development into all our processes, reducing the carbon footprint and adapting to environmental demands at all times. Because only with a real commitment in the short, medium and long-term in environmental matters can we contribute to social well-being and the progress of society in an organic way.

Our history

We are aware of and sensitive to the challenges of society and we make every endeavour to continually adapt and be an active part of the solution.

OUR VISION

Leaders and pioneers in circularity

Because we are aware of and sensitive to the challenges of society, we make every endeavour to continually adapt.

We aspire to be a circular chemical company with commitment and we carry out our activity in the most efficient, sustainable way possible, improving the quality of our products, strengthening our circular economy and the ties with our stakeholders, adopting a threefold strategy: sustainability, growth and transformation.

Sustainability

Our main objective is to reduce the environmental footprint of our processes and products, reducing the carbon footprint, promoting the search for raw materials and obtaining more sustainable products, applying the principles of circular economy and reducing emissions in our operations.

Achieving zero accidents in a sustainable way
Promoting a production process towards carbon neutrality in our own operations
Strengthening our leadership in the circular economy
Integrating the commitment to the European Green Deal in all our processes and actions
Guaranteeing regulatory compliance with the financial sector in ESG matters
Strengthening and monitoring our value chain in the circular and climate transition
Applying the circular economy to business activity with responsible use of raw materials, making the most of resources and applying the rule of reducing, reusing, repairing and recycling.

Growth

We renew and reinvent our traditional businesses, creating new proposals to meet the needs of our customers and society. We diversify with new businesses that complement existing ones and make us stronger.

We adapt our traditional businesses based on talent, innovation, entrepreneurship and flexibility.
We diversify our business activity, exploring new sustainable businesses and investing in newly created companies.

Transformación

We build on a corporate culture which we are proud of, adapting it to a more dynamic, increasingly digitalised world in which each employee actively contributes to generating value.

We continually improve our processes and services in order to create economic, environmental and social value for all our stakeholders.
We digitise all our processes and activities.

OUR MISSION

Together, we generate more value

We are aware of the challenges that we constantly face to maintain our commitment to comprehensive sustainable development, taking this to mean the creation of value, the reduction of environmental and energy impact and the social commitment that guarantees the health and safety of our staff. These objectives form the pillars for the development and responsibility vis-à-vis our stakeholders, as we defined in our mission “together, we generate more value”.

CUSTOMERS

Standing out and high added value
Meeting needs and expectations
Exploring new products with a lower carbon footprint
Competitive positioning on the value chain

SOCIETY

 Ethical and responsible development
Contribution to the development of communities and local economy
Promoting the circular economy
ESG principles alignment

SUPPLIERS

Long-term relationship of trust
New raw materials with a lower carbon footprint
Aligned with our sustainability principles

EMPLOYEES

Participation and common commitment
Professional and personal development
Promoting cultural and government transformation based on sustainability
Efficiency, safety and productivity in operations and processes

SHAREHOLDERS

Sustainable profitability
Prestige and solvency
Ethics and transparency
Strengthening relationships and dialogue with stakeholders
Compliance with ESG principles

CUSTOMERS

Standing out and high added value Meeting needs and expectations Exploring new products with a lower carbon footprint Competitive positioning on the value chain

SOCIETY

Ethical and responsible development Contribution to the development of communities and local economy Promoting the circular economy ESG principles alignment

SUPPLIERS

Long-term relationship of trust New raw materials with a lower carbon footprint Aligned with our sustainability principles

EMPLOYEES

Participation and common commitment Professional and personal development Promoting cultural and government transformation based on sustainability Efficiency, safety and productivity in operations and processes

SHAREHOLDERS

Sustainable profitability Prestige and solvency Ethics and transparency Strengthening relationships and dialogue with stakeholders Compliance with ESG principles

We are geared towards the satisfaction of stakeholders, considering quality and dialogue as a permanent attitude towards continuous improvement.

TRANSPARENCY

Beyond regulatory compliance

We conceive quality in its broadest sense: products, processes and management as the main attributes of solvency on which we base our business competitiveness. Our efforts in the development and implementation of this policy have allowed us to certify our integrated management system in accordance with the UNE-EN-ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 standards for the production scope of foundry/metallurgical coke, production of derivative products of tar distillation (pitch, naphthalene and oils) and logistical activities.

Supplier approval

We transfer our policies to our value chain by applying principles of quality, prevention, the environment and efficient management.

Information on the average payment period to suppliers

If you know about any irregularity,
report it.

We have a great commitment to compliance with our internal regulations, as well as with the Code of Ethics and Conduct. If you believe that there may be any behaviour which is irregular or contrary to these rules, you can report it here confidentially.

INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Driving forward continuous improvement

We define sustainable development in a comprehensive way as the creation of economic, environmental and social value in the short, medium and long-term which serves as the basis for the progress of our stakeholders, customers, suppliers, shareholders, employees and society.

Quality

Our efforts in developing and implementing our policy have allowed us to certify our quality management system in accordance with the UNE-EN-ISO 9001 Standard for the following activities:

Production of foundry and metallurgical coke

Production of derivative products from tar distillation

Handling and storage of tar (Industrial Química del Nalón Polonia, Sp. z o.o.)

Environmental certificates

We are especially aware of our obligations to the environment. The future is constrained by the most appropriate response to environmental demands and our strong commitment in this regard has allowed us to have our environmental management certified, since July 1998, in accordance with the UNE-EN-ISO 14001 standard for the production centres of Trubia and Sama de Langreo and the logistics centre in Szczecin and San Juan.

Sama de Langreo (foundry and metallurgical coke)

Trubia (derivative products from tar distillation)

Szczecin (tar handling and storage)

Occupational health and safety

In line with the Occupational Risk Prevention Law, we have implemented a proactive occupational risk prevention system to ensure occupational health and safety conditions with the aim of integrating them into our global management of the company with the goal of zero accidents and zero occupational diseases.

Since 2003 we have had certification for our centres in Trubia, Sama de Langreo and San Juan de Nieva
(Occupational Risk Prevention Management), with certificate number 18001.06209.

In 2005, this same certification was obtained for our logistics centre in Szczecin
(I.Q. Nalón Polonia, Sp. z o.o.), with certificate number NC-1293.

Corporate social responsibility

We actively contribute to ethical and responsible development in all our fields of action in accordance with our mission for our stakeholders. We are subject to wide-ranging, demanding audits and assessments, such as that carried out by Ecovadis, an entity of recognised prestige in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility, which assesses corporate policies, initiatives and achievements in areas related with the environment, employment practices, fair trade practices and supply chain to suppliers from 110 countries belonging to 150 different sectors.

EcoVadis has ranked us amongst the Top 4%, which includes the best companies of the total of those assessed, with a score of 64/100 and which constitutes the gold rating, highlighting that we are above the average for the companies evaluated (42.4%).