Solvents make up most of the polluting materials used in production. Most solvents used once in production are recycled – either directly or, depending on their quality, after a pre-treatment process. It is an inevitable consequence of our business activities that small amounts of various chemicals are released into the environment. Special disposal equipment is used to reduce air pollution. Our plant in Dorog has a three-step biological treatment facility to neutralise waste water. In Budapest, the waste water is funnelled into the city’s biological waste water treatment plant after local pre-treatment. Hazardous waste is handled by companies with special permits and expertise.
Our sites in Budapest and Dorog, where the production of active agents involves significant risks regarding environmental impact, we operate an ISO-14001 certified Environment Management System. The compliance of the system is confirmed by the success of threeyear re-certification audits and annual supervisory audits. In 2016, we obtained the certification for our biotechnology plant in Debrecen, so the EMS certificate is now valid for all our domestic production sites. We do our work in compliance with the provisions set forth in the Unified Environmental Permits issued by the competent environmental authorities for each production site, and we regularly submit the required performance reports on tasks with a specified deadline.
We expect all of the Company’s employees and external contractors to fully comply with the environmental requirements and also to enforce compliance in their own areas. We achieve this by providing regular training, sharing information, introducing incentive-based solutions and ensuring safe and healthy working conditions.
We feel a sense of responsibility for both our immediate and wider environment. We are proud of the fact that the constant development of our manufacturing infrastructure and technologies is creating a firm foundation for our efforts on behalf of a better and healthier environment.