Corporate Environmental Reports
Responsible Care Program
In 1999, UNIPETROL, a.s. enrolled in the "Responsible Care" program* – the chemical industry's global voluntary initiative. In 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2011 the company was able to repeatedly prove that it had met its obligations associated with membership in the program and, based upon its successful public defense of its activities justifying its right to use this accreditation, the Association of the Chemical Industry of the Czech Republic (SCHP ČR) lent to the company the right to use the program's logo.
Due to the character of the company (acting as the managing entity of the Unipetrol Group) UNIPETROL, a.s. had to verify compliance with the program's policies, based on 16 mandatory criteria of the program. Additional 20 criteria, which focus on manufacturing type activities, were not evaluated by the company. However, the company did submit a report to SCHP ČR on the relevant activities carried out by the manufacturing entities of the Unipetrol Group, which confirmed that all of its subsidiaries have been properly attending to meeting their obligations under the program and it successfully verified that these subsidiaries had been meeting their commitments to the Responsible Care Program.
The current license for the use of the Responsible Care Program logo, as held by Unipetrol, a.s. expires in October 2014.
A significant factor in environmental protection is the application and control of compliance with the systems of management. Unipetrol RPA gradually implement and certify its environment management systems (EMS), quality management systems (QMS) and health and safety management systems, which guarantee a systematic approach to environmental protection. These activities are supplemented with their participation in the Responsible Care international program for chemical industry, which is implemented in the Czech Republic under the title “Responsible Undertaking in the Field of Chemistry” (Odpovědné podnikání v chemii).
Introducing fish to the Bílina River in Cooperation with the Czech Fishing Union
Since 2010, Unipetrol has been contributing to the process of introducing more fish to the Bílina River. Over the last few years, the introduced species was the golden shiner.
The Peregrine Falcon in the Záluží Chemical Park
Unipetrol protects peregrine falcons, which have settled directly in the Záluží Chempark. The falcons just had their first offspring, nesting in the prepared birdhouse.
Volunteers Help the Ore Mountains (Krušné Hory)
As a part of the Volunteer Days (more information here), volunteers from the Unipetrol Group, via the Krušnohoří Rehabilitation Foundation, assisted with spring cleaning of nature and also with cleaning of the Krušné Hory Folk House with its permanent museum exhibition about the life of highlanders in the Ore Mountains one hundred years ago.