We take responsibility for the future of our plant
Impol has paid special attention to environmentally-friendly actions for several decades, successfully completing its first environmental project as early as 1984. Our commitment to reduce environmental impacts is closely linked to our commitment to the local environment based on which pleasant living conditions are co-created for our personnel and the surrounding population. During the last three decades, technological improvements have facilitated successful completion of various projects that have significantly reduced environmental impacts.
The company works with nature and not against it, selects environmentally-friendly solutions and expects its suppliers, external contractors and business partners to act the same.
Our commitment to protect the environment is also attested by the ISO 14001 standard acquired in 2000.
Policy of the Impol Group
The first environmental policy was adopted in May 1999. By adopting the policy, management committed to constantly improve and prevent pollution, to observe and meet the requirements: of the applicable legislation, regulations and other requirements. The environmental policy represent the framework for operating in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard and is the foundation to set the objectives in the environment protection area.
By adopting the environmental policy, Impol committed to conduct its operations responsibly, and the protection of the environment has at the same time become our permanent activity, being adapted and complemented according to changes. We successfully cooperate in this area with the local community.
We contribute to preserving natural resources by recycling secondary raw material and carefully using all resources, especially by reducing the specific consumption of energy products by investing in energy-efficient installations.
We gradually invest in the top available production techniques, introduce safer and health-friendly processes in accordance with technological and financial capabilities and taking into consideration the principles of economy.
Excellence is not an action, but a habit
Efficient implementation of our environmental management programme constitutes an important benchmark of our operations. The company seeks to progressively reduce environmental impacts and to efficiently apply energy and other resources. Management regularly adopts environmental objectives written down in the environmental management programme and provides for resources for attaining them. By attaining the environmental objectives, the company improves its environmental management and becomes more environmentally friendly on an annual basis.
During the last decade, several investments that have helped us reduce environmental impacts and achieve certain sustainable objectives have been carried out according to the environmental management programme. The company also invests in training and raising awareness as it seeks to develop a responsible attitude of all employees towards the environment. Aware of the fact that employees must be continuously encouraged and, by setting a good example, directed towards more efficient environmental management, regular functional environmental management trainings are carried out.
Our environmental management system has been built in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard for which a certificate was acquired in 2000. Regular monitoring and recertification audits carried out by auditors of the BVQL certification agency confirm that the environmental management system is appropriate, that it is implemented on all levels of Impol’s activities and that environmental protection has seen constant improvements.
In the last two years, the Impol Group allocated EUR 2,799.135 for environmental protection investments.
Areas of activity
Preserving nature: green oases at Impol
In Impol’s industrial zone we have numerous green areas with which we take care of our green future. We are aware of the fact that by preserving biodiversity, plant and animal species, natural ecosystems we can preserve and take good care for our planet.
Green oases provide better air and a corner where employees can have a quick rest for, while at the same time numerous animal species may find their home there. We are visited by various birds, and during the beekeeping season pollen is also collected by bees from the near Slovenska Bistrica Beekeeping Centre.