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Lifosa is an environmentally friendly company caring about safety of the environment

With the annual increase in the production volume, the company's impact on environment does not rise. We were able to achieve this level by investing into technological development and rational utilization of natural resources. Each year, Lifosa allocates nearly one third of its investments to support projects contributing to environmental protection.

Lifosa's environment protection department has its own laboratory. Lifosa has all the necessary and metrologically-tested laboratory equipment, as well as the permit issued by the Environmental Protection Agency authorising performance of the pollution measurements and testing. They are carried out in strict compliance with the methodology established by the Agency.

The company does not discharge any industrial waste into the environment. It is collected in ponds, recycled and reused in production.

We act rationally by extracting all substances and compounds from the waste water and reuse them in production. Due to such approach and the application of advanced technologies, the concentration of various substances in surface waste waters discharged by Lifosa is several or even several dozens of times lower than required by the legal acts.

Surface and domestic waste water from the plant is collected in ponds in the precipitators. The concentration of phosphorus in one litre of popular soft drinks can be 100 times higher than that in the waste water discharged by Lifosa.

In order to contribute to reducing the air pollution, Lifosa is modernizing the plant by installing environmentally sustainable and resource-efficient equipment and implementing smart solutions. Over the last two decades, the company's emissions into the atmosphere were reduced by one and a half times and consistently remain significantly below the limit set in the national legal acts.

In 2003, the company has implemented the environmental management system conforming to the requirements of

ISO 14001:2004

standard.

  ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION POLICY

Mission: The production of mineral fertilizers using high quality raw materials.

Vision: To achieve a high level of environmental protection using the best available techniques.

Motto: Let's save the environment for future generations.

AB LIFOSA MANAGEMENT takes responsibility for their products and their impact to the environment and, in order to reduce this impact, PLEDGES to:

  1. Improve the environmental protection management system.
  2. Introduce in their activities economically best available techniques, modern tools and environmentally friendly technologies to achieve pollution prevention improvement.
  3. Follow legal requirements and other commitments associated with the company's environmental aspects.
  4. Rationally and sparingly use raw materials, energy and natural resources.
  5. In order to reduce the negative impact on the environment, to collaborate with suppliers, contractors and all interested parties on environmental issues.
  6. Educate, train and encourage employees to work deliberately to protect the environment and to be responsible for their actions on the environment both at work and at home.

THE COMPANY MANAGEMENT guarantees the implementation of this policy and the provision of resources to achieve the policy objectives and invites all employees to focus all the efforts on its execution.

AB LIFOSA the environmental protection policy is available to all workers and the general public.

Jonas Dastikas 

CEO 


 

AB "Lifosa" team achieved good results. In 2005-2010, the increasing production volumes did not result in the growth of comparative pollutant emissions (expressed in kg/t of mineral fertilizers). The absolute pollution level was stable as well (see the chart).

In June 2003, the Company implemented the environmental management system conforming to the requirements of ISO 14001:2004. In December 2005, during the ordinary external audit, DET NORSKE VERITAS auditors determined that AB "LIFOSA" complied with all the requirements of the latest edition of ISO 14001:2004 and a new certificate was issued to the Company.

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