A caring attitude to the environment, natural resources and ecology in general is one of the greatest tasks of our time. It is one of the highest priorities today, and it is paid a special attention to not only by individual companies but also by the governments. Thus, environment friendly technologies are acquiring huge importance. The attitude of not only population but also — and especially — of large companies and businesses becomes a matter of concern.
New Products Group does not remain on the sidelines: eco-responsibility and eco-consciousness, use of eso-friendly technologies, participation in eco-oriented projects — these are the principles that govern our activities.
The Сompany pays significant attention to the effective implementation of modern environmentally friendly equipment. Company’s experts are constantly monitoring the latest world developments, carefully selecting and installing the best samples at Zhashkiv facility. It is important to note, that installation, establishment and training of the staff is done by highly skilled professionals — representatives of equipment’s manufacturer.
Since 2014 use of power complex is implemented for heating up the facility by ecological fuel by utilization of facility waste, — cardboard, broken pellets and other packagings, which can not be reused. Along with that, the power complex can work on other environmentally friendly types of fuel (lump wood, sawdust, shavings).
In 2015, the Company started using the new plastic packaging with a shorter neck, which has reduced the use of plastic by 11%.
New Products Group takes responsible usage of water resources seriously. In 2013-2016 LLC “Drinks Plus” in cooperation with a specialized geological company conducted experimental-industrial development of the deposit of potable groundwaters, which are used for the production of the Company’s beverages. According to the results of the deposit’s development it was found that artesian wells will be able to provide the Company with high quality water for 25 years, in the amount of about 1500 m3 per day.
At the beginning of 2017, the company received a special permit for the use of subsoil, according to which all nine wells and two sections of the Zhashkiv deposit were allowed to be operated on for 20 years. It should be noted that during the entire period of operation, no changes have been recorded in the level of artesian waters in the wells, and the company uses only 2/3 of the amount established by the state-issued limit for water extraction.
In 2016 a hydraulic press for secondary raw materials with an effort of 18 tons was purchased by the Company. The amount of secondary raw materials could be reduced in 4-5 times by pressing.
In 2017, LLC “Drinks Plus” duly passed an inspection of compliance with the environmental legislation of Ukraine, which was carried out by several control bodies: the State Ecology Inspection in the Cherkasy region, the State Service for Geology and Subsoil of Ukraine, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, and the State Labour Administration in the Cherkasy region. In the same year, the company received permission for emissions into the atmosphere for all equipment located at the production site in Zhashkiv, and operates and pays the environmental tax in accordance with the permit requirements.
Ecological achievements of the Company for 2018
As a Сompany that adheres to high standards and maintains a responsible European approach to environmental protection, we want to have a single environmental document which will hold all information about the impact of our enterprise on the atmosphere and subsoil, as well as its waste. Creating such a single integrated solution is a common practice among eco-responsible companies in the world.
As part of the environmental impact assessment process in December 2018, the company announced the launch of an open tender for the provider of such services on the nationwide platform smarttender.biz.