Along with the requirements for product quality made by consumers, environmental factors characterizing the operation of the plant, environmental assessment of production, as well as the production management system are serious factors in maintaining, strengthening and expanding sales markets. The company’s management pays great attention to this issue, being aware that the production of plastic products, like other types of production activities, leads to changes in the environment. Such changes are dangerous not only to the health of plant workers, but also to the population of the city and region.
Environmental protection at the company is an obligatory component of any technological process. In accordance with the Law of the Republic of Belarus “On Protection of Environment” dated November 26, 1992. No. 1982-XII, by resolution of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus No. 52 dated October 11, 2013 the company organized production observations in the field of environmental protection, which is carried out by one of the structural divisions of JSC “BPPP” - the environmental group.
The company implemented a recycled water supply system, organizational and technical measures to reduce emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere, namely, bag filters, cyclones, mobile electric/static filters are used as air purification plants.
The company implemented a system for controlling generation, separate collection, accounting, movement of production waste, and purposeful work is being conducted to reduce waste generation. Waste that is not used at the plant is transferred for further use as secondary raw materials or for disposal to the processing company according to the concluded agreements: waste fluorescent mercury-containing lamps, paper and cardboard waste, used car tires, used batteries, scrap metal, non-ferrous metal waste, etc.
At present, a large-scale technical re-equipment and reconstruction of the plant is underway, along with the updating and improvement of technological processes, a set of environmental protection measures is planned in parallel to significantly reduce the environmental impact of production processes, including reducing the use of ozone-depleting substances.
Also the company introduced an environmental management system (EMS) in accordance with the requirements of the international standards ISO 14000 series. The implementation of the environmental management system gives positive results, such as:
- material benefits from saving raw materials, materials, energy resources;
- increasing the competitiveness and authority of the company;
- raising the level of professional and environmental awareness of all employees;
- continuous improvement of the state of the environment and prevention of its pollution;
- reducing the risk to public health.