Oil refinery Modrica acts in accordance with environment protection standards and environment permit issued by Ministry of spatial planning, construction and environment of the Republic of Srpska.
The refinery operates in accordance with ISO 14001: 2004, which defines the requirements for environment management, in order to meet the requirements of applicable laws and regulations and stakeholders, eliminate, reduce and control those aspects that may have a negative impact on the environment.
In addition, when identifying and evaluating aspects, the Refinery considers general aspects of the aspects:
- emissions in the air
- emissions in water
- emissions into the land
- utilization of resources (water, electricity, raw materials, etc.), and incidents
Discharges into the air, water and land in charge of the Refinery are monitored in accordance with the legislation of Republic Srpska. Additionally, in its own accredited Testing Laboratory, the quality of treated wastewater discharged into surface waterway id controlled.
We also control the quality of smoke from the combustion plant with its own TESTO 350 XL device for measuring the composition of fuel gases.
Refineries are in possession of a waste management license issued by the competent Ministry of the Republic of Srpska. Due to the adequate storage space and the possession of plants for mechanical treatment and energy utilization of waste (used) oils, the Oil Refinery of Modriča owns a Waste Management Permit issued by the Ministry of the Republic of Srpska.
In order to solve the problem of waste material that is generated by f different processes, cooperation has been developed and the agreement defined the obligations of environmentally friendly waste management with authorized organizations in the country and abroad.
The basis for planning environmental protection improvement as well as for establishing specific objectives and programs for environmental protection is the Environmental Policy.
As a result of proclaimed Environment Protection Policy, the Refinery developed ready-made products that fully meet the strict ecological requirements of the market. Thus, in the refinery production program there are eco-- products such as: OPTIMA ECO, OPTIMA ECO PLUS, TESTEROL BIO, BIO MAST 00.
ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION PROJECTS
The company considers environmental protection an extremely important part of work.. Environmental projects, plans and their realization are directly related to activities and is aimed at continuous improvement of the quality of the production process as well as reduction of the total cost of doing business.
In the previous period, the following environment protection projects were implemented:
- selective collection and disposal of all types of waste;
- production of electricity at its own photovoltaic power plant;
- Using alternative fuel-waste (used) oil;
- promoting the ecological awareness of employees
- upkeeping certification of the ISO 14001 standard
- installation of energy-saving lights with less power consumption
Planned activities in this area include the continuation of implementation of environmental protection projects, monitoring, adoption and elaboration of legislation and standards, as well as harmonization of the work of the Refinery with them, reduction of number of accidents and reduction negative impact on the environment and strengthening of industrial safety.