The environment policy
The management of VIROMET S.A. is determined to act in view of protecting its employees, its customers, as well as the environment. The commitment acknowledges the awareness that our operational, economical social and environmental aims endorse our future solidity. This determination places the company's interests on the most auspicious position with regard to its operational level. The embraced policy is included in an environmental management system that by continuous improvement aims at:
Compliance with the legal provisions
We are to ascertain, examine and comply with all national, regional and local provisions.
We are to prevent, cost-effectively, pollution and waste material from processes and services. We are to manage the waste material by safe and responsible methods.
We are to diminish the consumption of natural resources by recycling materials, as well as by conservation of power and water.
Emissions and effluents
We are to act in view of increasing the quality characteristics of emissions and effluents, by a cost-effective operational control, by careful monitoring and by undertaking corrections and preventions, whenever necessary.
We are to notify this policy to all the personnel and to provide it for the public interest.We are to set procedures for receiving and answering questions from the parties involved. We are to be a responsible neighbour, from the environmental point of view, of the community we are operating within. We are to act quickly and responsibly as to correct the incidents or conditions which might jeopardize the health, the safety or the environment; we are to notify them readily to the authorities and to the influenced parties.
Environment and habitat
We are to act in view of preservation of the eco-systems and of the specific biological diversity.
Toxic and hazardous substances
We are to handle with care hazardous substances and we are to avoid usage of toxic ones in case we can not assess the hazards on the body, and on the environment.
Quality of water
The process wastewater is taken over by a piping network throughout the industrial site. Firstly it is cleansed in the local plants, and afterwards it is treated in a highly effective main plant. Under these circumstances, the treated water indicators range within the quality limits required by the Romanian authorities.
Quality of soil
In order to avoid discharges into ground water, the plants have concrete platforms, provided with drainage slopes meant to direct possible pollutants towards the collectors of the sewerage system. The noxious solid waste and the biological sludge resulting from water treatment is stored and neutralized on specially designed waste-dump, without modifying the environment factors. For monitoring the impact on the ground water, the company has a drillings system from which water samples are taken and analysed. So far, there was no impact on the ground water, in spite of the company's lucrative processing for 50 years now. The very existence of a rich flora within the site of the company comes to support the importance of environment protection, which is granted by the management of VIROMET S.A. The interest shown by VIROMET S.A. regarding environment protection is materialized in our efforts meant to implement the ISO 14 000 Environment Management System.