ISO 14001 for Steklarna Hrastnik
Environmental responsibility policy is one of the foundations of Steklarna Hrastnik’s business. For the last decade, the strategic directions of all investments in Steklarna Hrastnik have been focusing on responsible environmental management, and consequently on the reduction of the environmental imprint and consumption of energy. This has been proved by the recently obtained 14001 certificate, which can only be obtained by companies that have set up environmental management systems.
ISO 14001 is an international standard that helps companies and organisations across the globe set up and maintain the best environmental management system. It covers the fulfilment of legal obligations, efficient use of resources, and prevention of pollution of the environment. By obtaining the ISO 14001 certificate, Steklarna Hrastnik has proved that it is successfully reducing the consumption of natural resources, employing a more systematic approach to fulfilling legal obligations, and increasing employees’ awareness and environmental efficiency.
Our results confirm our commitment to the environment and to ISO 14001. Investments in innovative solutions associated with the utilisation of waste heat, replacement of fossil fuels with environmentally friendlier resources, increased utilisation of melting furnaces, and other innovative and technological solutions, have enabled Steklarna Hrastnik to reduce energy consumption per ton of melted glass by 10 percent in 2019 compared to 2017, CO2 emissions by 6 percent, NOx emissions per ton of melted glass by 40%, and to use 50 percent less water. An additional reduction of CO2 emissions is planned with the construction of our own oxygen generating plant, and the implementation of a pilot project for the decarbonisation of fuel via the RC eNeM – Novi materiali d.o.o. development centre. Furthermore, the glassworks regularly monitors production indicators and implements the required measures, monitors and observes the strictest technology standards and regulations (BAT), and facilitates innovative technological solutions.