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.
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, thus it reduces both transport and environmental burden from the activity of the enterprise.
In 2017, LLC “Drinks Plus” duly passed a complex 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. In 2018, Company has spent 1,3 million UAH on environmental protection measures.
In 2018 at the production site in Zhashkiv the works on thermal modernization of the CO2 storage facility were completed, which allowed to reduce electricity costs and, as a result, helped to reduce the amount of emissions into the atmosphere. In order to reduce emissions into the atmosphere due to the operation of storage equipment, which uses gas and electricity, the Company purchased hydraulic trolleys for manually moving loads of up to 200 kg. In the same year, an alternative fuel (pellet) boiler house was built and work began on designing a wastewater treatment plant for the new facilities of the Company’s production site. The “Nova Gromada” Charity Fund, established by New Products Group, has continued the implementation of the largest environmental charity project in the Zhashkiv region to install water treatment systems in educational institutions: the total budget of the project is almost 500 000 UAH.
In 2018, Company has spent 1.3 million UAH on environmental protection measures.
Ecological achievements of the Company for 2019
More than 2.9 mln UAH spent on environmental protection measures in 2019.