Protection of the environment
Environmental factors in the process of industrial operations of Sodrugestvo Group involve:
- air emissions;
- water use;
- power use;
- impact of physical factors (noise);
- wastes and byproducts.
The Group’s fundamental priorities in terms of environmental protection are the following:
- preservation of favorable environment and biodiversity;
- introduction of best available technologies in Enterprises;
- involvement of all staff members in the process of increasing the level of environmental protection;
- transparency and availability of environmental information of the Group’s entities, efficient public outreach by executives and specialists;
- compliance with requirements of national and international environmental laws and regulations applicable to the Group’s activities.
At all the production sites of Sodrugestvo Group there is implemented and subsists an environmental management system based upon ISO 14001 requirements. Moreover, the Group Companies are certified in the social responsibility and environmental sustainability management system meeting the relevant Cert ID ProTerra standards, and in the management system of environmental sustainability of greenhouse gas emissions control meeting the standards of ISCC EU, ISCC Plus.
Reducing environmental impact is a key priority for Sodrugestvo Group in ensuring sustainable growth.
The plants of Sodrugestvo Group are equipped with state-of-the-art waste-water treatment facilities, which at the final stage of treatment are fitted with ultrafiltration membranes. This allows increasing water return in the water recirculation system and reducing waste-water discharge.
Impact of physical factors (noise)
At the Companies of Sodrugestvo Group a special focus is made on reduction of noise impact on the environment and the local community. Various programs of noise exposure reduction are being implemented. Major noise sources are equipped with noise dampers and noise screens.
Impact on the atmosphere
All major air emission sources are equipped with gas-purifying and dust-trapping units. Quantitative indicators of air emissions from Sodrugestvo crushing facilities meet the requirements of reference books on best available technologies.
Power saving and reduction of fossil fuels consumption
In Sodrugestvo Group, an energy management system is implemented, its purpose being the reduction of energy consumption and lowering of greenhouse gas emissions. Regular internal audits for compliance with the management system of environmental sustainability of GHG emissions control ISCC EU, ISCC Plus constantly show high results in reduction of GHG emissions.
Waste recycling and byproducts
All byproducts obtained in production of vegetable oils are widely used in various segments of industry and consumption, which allows minimizing the amount of wastes produced. Sodrugestvo Companies constantly work on increasing the amount of wastes being recycled.