Eenvironment

Environmental protection is a matter Dyckerhoff Polska Sp. z o.o. is committed to and cares for. It has become one of the most important elements of our strategy. It results not only from legally binding laws, but also from the growth of the ecological awareness of our employees.

Action to minimize a negative impact on the environment is not limited to good intentions.

Thanks to capital investment in technology and safeguarding equipment both the appearance of emitters, which are not dust bound anymore, and of the local forest and meadows, to which greenery has come back, has changed. The image of the Company, which can now be the pride of the whole cement industry, has changed even more drastically.

Application of the latest technology results in emission levels much lower than average values typical of the cement industry. One more effect of the modernization is the diminution of dust emission within the space of the last years despite keeping cement production at a steady level.

In addition, monitoring the level of the discharge of dust and gases at all times allows a close control of the technology process and the scale of the emission. Monitoring the emission enables a control of the impact of the cement plant and other industrial complexes on the local environment. The results are sent to the Regional Inspectorate of Environmental Protection.

The environment benefits from the activities our Company conducts. The cement industry reuses a lot of waste in the production process. Otherwise it would have to be disposed or neutralized at much more cost. It is used as a clinker constituent, cement additional constituent as well as substitute fuels. The benefit added on to it is saving non-renewable natural resources and energy sources.

The cement plant meets all formal and legal requirements of EU and Polish law. In 2004 we obtained an integrated permit for operating an Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control type of plant in accordance with Council Directive 96/61/WE and environmental protection laws. It replaced the former decisions concerning the scale of the emission of gasses and dust into the air, acceptable levels of noise and electromagnetic field, conditions of waste production and disposal, and requirements for sewage treatment. It guaranteed at the same time that the negative impact of the cement plant on the environment was reduced to a minimum.