Vereinigte Kreidewerke Dammann is a leading provider of high-quality lime products and minerals for various industries and applications with three plants in Germany.
Our longstanding corporate philosophy includes sustainable development and environmental protection. We also take on social responsibility as an employer and for the region.
Our supplier relationships also consider sustainability issues, and we emphasize sustainable procurement.
We maintain an active dialogue and advocate for open and fair communication.
Here you can find our , which establishes the principles for respectful and cooperative interactions within our company. We place great emphasis on creating a friendly and inclusive environment where all members are equally respected and supported.
By actively living and implementing our Code of Conduct, we promote a culture of respect, fairness, and trust. We are proud to be an ethically responsible company committed to sustainable growth and social responsibility.
Many of our products are environmentally friendly, suitable for ecological use, or listed by FIBL.
We maintain constant communication with clients and logistics experts, continuously striving to ensure the safe manufacturing, transportation, and global usage of our products.
For our company, environmental protection goes beyond meeting legal obligations.
We are committed to achieving continuous improvement in our environmental performance by setting environmental objectives and conducting regular progress reviews.
We will conserve natural resources through responsible use of raw materials and energy, and consider the impacts on air, water, soil, fauna, flora, and people in our activities to minimize environmental impact.
We place great importance on the successful and sustainable renaturation of our former chalk quarries and the restoration of natural vegetation and soil to create habitats for animals and plants.
Even in our old Wittenfelde mining site, the closure of former excavation areas and the collection of rainwater have created habitats for rare amphibians that would otherwise not find suitable living space in the vicinity. Moreover, rare plant and animal species, such as calcareous orchid species, have established themselves on the chalky slopes, contributing to increased biodiversity and the improvement of the ecological balance in the region.
In addition to these ecological benefits, the recultivated areas also offer a variety of recreational opportunities such as hiking and cycling. This not only provides significant social benefits but also offers an excellent opportunity to enjoy nature and learn more about the history of the region.
A chalk quarry may appear as a barren landscape at first glance, but in reality, it is a place where an astonishing flora and fauna have developed. The white rock walls provide shelter and nesting opportunities for many bird species, and the moist ponds are ideal habitats for insects and amphibians.
Among the many songbirds and birds of prey nesting in the Söhlde chalk quarry, you can also find wild geese and mallards. Peregrine falcons use the niches in the rugged chalk walls for their nests.
Chalk quarries provide habitats for a variety of animals, including rare insect species such as butterflies, dragonflies, and grasshoppers. Strictly protected reptile species like the common lizard can also be found in this habitat.
We acknowledge that one of our most crucial assets is our employees and their well-being and safety.
Our facilities adhere to strict safety guidelines, and we place great emphasis on ensuring that all employees undergo regular safety training to minimize risks.
Furthermore, we ensure that every employee is equipped with the necessary protective gear to prevent injuries. We encourage all employees to actively contribute to a safe and healthy workplace for themselves, their colleagues, contractors, and business partners. In case of questions or concerns regarding work safety, we are here to support our employees at all times.
Through effective collaboration, we can ensure that everyone in our team works in a safe and healthy environment.
We are committed to the well-being of children and youth in rural areas and gladly support children's and youth soccer projects.
Currently, we are proud to be a part of the establishment of the JSG Bördekicker.
We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to engage in sports and be part of a community, regardless of where they live.
Through our support of children's soccer in rural areas, children can not only improve their athletic skills, but also gain valuable social competencies and promote their physical well-being.
We believe that soccer is a great way to bring children together, foster team spirit, and boost self-confidence.
We recognize that supporting children's soccer in rural areas can have a positive impact on the community, and we are proud to contribute to it.
Winner of the "VKD Chain," Leonie Kretschmann, which was newly created and donated on June 24, 2023, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Schützengesellschaft Söhlde von 1923 e.V.
Dignitaries on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Schützengesellschaft Söhlde.
Our support is also directed towards projects with a focus on rural communities, aiming to promote the preservation of traditions and culture in these regions.
Through our engagement, we aim to strengthen the sense of community and cohesion in rural areas and assist organizations in successfully executing their events and activities.
We place great importance on communicating the natural and cultural heritage in conjunction with our regional history.
Therefore, we are pleased to support the - Germany's largest geopark.
We are excited to actively contribute to the protection and preservation of the unique geological and cultural treasures, while also raising awareness about the immense significance of these areas. The UNESCO Global GEOPARK offers visitors and locals the opportunity to deeply experience and enjoy the fascinating nature, rich history, and diverse culture of our region.
Stele with Söhlde chalk stones in Oelber am weißen Wege.