With the responsible way of business Fortenova Group continuously contributes to the preservation and protection of the environment
At the Fortenova Group permanent care is being taken of nature and environment protection and of the community in which we continuously invest. Aware of the fact that the advancement of our business is linked to the welfare of the community in which we operate, we consider investing in the development and improvement of the quality of life to be a constituent part of our socially responsible operations.
By investing in sports, cultural, educational, humanitarian and other socially responsible projects we are building healthy relationships in our company and our community.
The Fortenova Group has based its policies on organized systems management according to the principles of sustainable growth and excellence. Environment protection represents a significant segment of integrated management systems of the Fortenova Group and is part of every strategic decision and business process. At the Fortenova Group the strict approach to environment and sustainability is considered to be a civilizational starting point, responsibly promoting the concept of sustainable development alongside the social and economic part of its activities
We recognize the influence that our activities, products and services have on the environment and we monitor them systematically. Our economic growth is inseparably linked with our professional and responsible attitude towards environment protection. Systematic management of environment protection and energy efficiency is focused on two major strategic points:
- to permanently improve environmental value and energy efficiency and
- to prevent and reduce all types of pollution in immediate, wider and global surroundings
Today, 21 Fortenova Group companies have integrated environment protection management systems with ISO 14001 international certificates in place, five companies have integrated energy efficiency management systems and are certified with ISO 50001, while 5 companies have a complementary health and work safety management system and OHSAS 18001 certificates. Professional environment protection has positive results and provides constant improvements, as confirmed by achieving short-term and long-term goals such as:
- reduced negative effects to the environment (reduced waste quantities and raw material, water and energy consumption per production/sales unit)
- improvement of safety and increased level of knowledge, awareness and responsibility of all employees
The basic activities of Fortenova Group's Environment Protection Engineering Department are related to complying with legal and other requirements regarding environment and nature protection, systematic disposal of non-hazardous and hazardous waste, controlling emissions into water, air and ground, monitoring the use of energy sources, preventing pollution, but also adequately responding to extraordinary events. The development, education and increasing awareness of environmental protection are extremely important, as is the exchange of knowledge within the Group and beyond. We develop professional internal and external system controls and cooperate with the best partners and suppliers from the environmental protection field. Each employee's personal responsibility, individual knowledge and experience are necessary to preserve the strength of our successful environmental protection chain. We take systematic care of nature and environment – not only within the boundaries of Fortenova Group's organizational units, but also by trying to influence our customers, interested parties and others by setting positive examples, in order to achieve the common goal of PROTECTING AND PRESERVING NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT.
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