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Fiven has been certified with the ecovadis silver medal for sustainability

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG)

Our ESG program is based on five axes: Social, Local Anchorage, Business Ethics, Environment, and Health & Safety.

Word from our CEO

Our goal is to improve the impact we have on our surrounding societies. Fiven is committed to limit all the adverse effects of its activities on society, the environment and people.

Since 2020 we follow our own ESG approach covering good practices in terms of social, health, safety and business ethics. In this context, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)  created by the UN serve as a source of inspiration and as a global reference point. In 2022, we pursued our ESG journey. The major achievement was the first year for the whole group without any lost time accident.  We are very proud  of the commitment to keep all Fiven employees safe at work! For the second year in a row, we obtained the silver medal in the Ecovadis ESG assessment.

Besides our external six key values where it comes to the respectful relationship with our customers, we internally live by ‘The Fiven 5’: Respect, Integrity, Solidarity, Trust and Transparency. They ensure that an extensive Corporate Governance will  provide the basis for the realization of the five axes of our ESG approach.

Falk Ast


Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Our approach

We are open-minded without any discrimination or differentiation of any kind. We believe in the great value added by the diversity of our teams, and in the potential of each individual. We constantly aim at ensuring and improving the well-being of our people.

Our tools

  • Satisfaction survey

  • Dedicated well-being programs

  • Annual appraisal

  • Implementation of ISO 45001 in all Fiven plants

Our indicators

  • Diversity KPIs
  • Absenteeism rate

Social – Our achievements so far

  • The Fiven plants are among the largest employers within their respective communities.

  • In 2022 women made up 12,7% of the total FTE,  37% of our management team and 67 % of the board of directors.

  • Fiven has more than 14 nationalities out of its more than 420 employees.

  • The short-term sickness rate in 2022 was at 3,5 %.

  • Internship program in Fiven Brazil offers 13 interns the unique opportunity to apply their background knowledge in a diverse and dynamic work environment

Local Anchorage

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Our approach

We take into account environmental and social issues  of local communities wherever we operate. Our presence in a community must foster local, inclusive, and sustainable value creation.

Our tools

  • Sponsoring
  • Apprentices programs
  • Collaboration with local organizations

Our indicators

  • Numbers of Apprentices

  • Local stakeholder contacts

Local Anchorage – Our achievements so far

  • Program to promote local events in the regions where Fiven plants are located 

  • Programs to help schools by improving their facilities

  • In 2022, Fiven Brazil organized a theater play titled “Pipo e Fifi” for children aged between 6 and 12 years old, focused on the sensitive topic of child sexual abuse. Amongst other initiatives, Fiven Brazil underlined the importance of „Pink October“ to raise awareness on the early detection of breast cancer

  • Our Norwegian entity supports a local sportive association and a local association helping youth in difficulties.

Business Ethics

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Our approach

The rules of Fiven dictate that all parties shall comply with national and other applicable laws, prevailing industry standards and other requirements to which the company subscribes

Our tools

Fiven has issued a set of corporate policies in the domain of corruption prevention, conflict of interests, trade association participation, gift and embargoes. These policies were summarized in the Fiven Code of Conduct that is strictly applied by all Fiven entities and employees. Besides, our values called the ‘Fiven 5’ are designated to help our employees to make fair and responsible decisions

Our indicators

Apply internal training for corporate compliance program

Business Ethics – Our achievements so far

  • We live by our internal value program called the “Fiven 5”.

  • In 2022, we deployed the first Fiven Code of Conduct and set up an integrity line available for all Fiven employees in order to report issues anonymously.


Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Our approach

Fiven strives to limit the impact of its activities on the environment.

Our tools

  • Fiven HSE Policy
  • Environmental RoadMap

Our indicators

  • Emission to Air

  • Volume of water withdrawn

  • Non recovered waste

Environment – Our achievements so far

  • We pursue the deployment of the next generation of Acheson technology in our Norwegian plant

  • We start to use biocarbon source in our Acheson furnaces in the Brazilian plant

  • In Brazil we have implemented a tree’s nursery in collaboration with Barbacena Municipality and Nordesta company.  10 000 seedlings will be grown every year and distributed to the city community. Environmental education and awareness programs will accompany the people to whom seedlings will be donated.

  • Fiven in Belgium joined the 4th edition of ClimathonLiège: a 48-hour entrepreneurial hackathon for the climate! The Climathon is an initiative supported by the EU and was organized in different cities of the EU on the same dates.

Health & Safety

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Our approach

In Fiven, it is ‘Safety first’.  Our goals stated in our HSE policy is  ZERO accidents and  Safety and Health protection of all our employees.  We are systematically implementing advanced EHS prevention programs and procedures. No matter the plant location, all our people are protected following the same Fiven standards.

Our tools

  • Fiven HSE Policy

  • Fiven HSE RoadMap

  • SMAT (Safety Management Audit Tool)

  • Implementation of ISO 45001 in all plants

Our indicators

  • Lost time & Non lost time accident Frequency rate

  • Numbers of Near misses & unsafe acts

  • Number of SMAT (Behavior Audit)

Health & Safety – Our achievements so far

  • In 2022, we achieved the first year without any lost time accident. However the non lost time accident frequency rate TF2 increased from 1.9 to 2.9. This represents 3 non lost time accidents compared to 2 in 2021.

  • In March 2022, we organized the first HSE day in all Fiven entities.

  • Fiven Brazil obtained the ‘Label’ level of the Fiven Safety Roadmap. This roadmap includes 29 safety standards that all Fiven entities should apply.

Frequency rate: defined as the sum of lost time accidents and non-lost time accidents divided by the working hours multiplied by 1.000.000

In 2022, Fiven has achieved its objectives in the consolidation of its business ethics axis and made very good progress on the environmental axis. 2023 will be a key milestone for the major environmental projects initiated some years ago.

Sabine Radoux