SUSTAINABILITY

NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A. has set sustainable development as a key principle of its operation which extends beyond the compliance with standards and legislation.

In this framework, NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A. has focused on achieving a balance between economic, environmental and social goals and has launched an Integrated Management System. The target of the System is the simultaneous management of the safety, health, environmental and energy aspects of fertilisers’ production following the known Best Available Techniques. This approach guarantees that high resources saving measures are maintained towards a sustainable development of the Company.

The energy cogeneration from waste heat, the low Carbon Footprint of the products and the preventive management of health at work are only indicative measures applied by the company promoting the sustainable development.

NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A., relying on its excellent technology and expertise, wants to develop commonly acceptable sustainable solutions. In order to determine its development next steps, NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A.participates in the Initiative which aims to enhance the Sustainable Development in Greece.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A. applies an Environmental Management System taking into account all the necessary legal requirements and information about the significant environmental aspects, in order to promote environmental protection, pollution prevention and continuous development of processes which are more friendly to the environment, while meeting the socio-economic needs of the nearby area.

Based on the respect for the environment, NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A. develops its business activity by respecting the principles of sustainability, by promoting environmental awareness and by using economically viable and environmentally Best Available Techniques that are applicable to the sector of chemicals and fertilizers.

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COMMITMENT TO CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE
OUR ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE

For this purpose the Management of NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A. planns and controls all its activities as follows:

  • monitoring and compliance with applicable legal and other requirements that are related to its environmental aspects.
  • continuous training, education and motivation of all the staff in order to be involved in environmental protection activities.
  • systematic identification, assessment and control of all the environmental aspects and impacts.
  • minimization and safe disposal of waste, the promotion of recycling and saving raw materials and natural resources.
  • minimization of potential environmental accidents and immediate taking of corrective and preventive measures to deal with them.

The Management of NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A aims at continuing dialogue on environmental issues with all the partners, the government or non-government organizations, the academic institutions, the local authorities and the society as a whole and encourages the participation of all employees in the implementation of an effective Environmental Management System.

HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK

NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A. respecting people and the environment, implements an effective system of Health and Safety at Work, aiming to the prevention of accidents and occupational diseases in the workplace, to the creation of a satisfactory working environment and to the continuous improvement of working conditions of employees.

The consistent principle defining all the activities of NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A. is the continuous compliance with National and International Regulations of Chemical and Fertilizers Industry, as well as all other relevant rules of Health and Safety at work.

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COMMITMENT TO CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE
THE OPERATING PROCESSES

For this purpose, the Management of NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A. is relying on:

  • Implementation of all the valid Laws and Regulations of Health and Safety at work.
  • Effective management of occupational risk assessment in workplace according to the strategy reduction of Risks, by preventing, detecting and eliminating the dangerous situations
  • Enactment and review of the objective aims for Health and Safety at Work, providing the required resources for their implementation
  • Systematic education and training of all the employees to the principles and the practices of Health and Safety at Work, aiming to establish a resembling culture
  • Cooperation with the Council of Health and Safety for matters of Health and Safety at work that aim to the continuous improvement of Procedures and conditions at work.

The Policy of NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A. for Health and Safety at Work, is based on cooperation, consensus and participation of all its personnel. The sense of personal responsibility of each employee is a prerequisite for the effective implementation of a system for the Health and Safety at work and the management of NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A. encourages all staff in this direction.

ENERGY POLICY

NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A. applies an Energy Management System taking into account all the necessary legal and technical requirements, in order to promote energy saving and a continuous development of processes for waste energy recovery, while using energy efficient materials and methods.

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COMMITMENT TO CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE
OUR ENERGY PERFORMANCE

For this purpose, the Management of NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A. is based on effective planning and control of all its activities as follows:

  • energy planning of activities that affect its energy performance
  • determination of energy needs and consumptions
  • systematic identification of the improving possibilities of the energy performance of its activities
  • installation of appropriate energy indicators to measure and monitor its energy performance
  • ensuring the availability of the information and resources needed to achieve the energy objectives and targets
  • determination of the legal and other requirements regarding the energy issues of the corporation
  • setting specific objectives regarding the efficient use of energy
  • definition of criteria for the effective operation and maintenance of equipment with significant energy use consumption
  • definition of specifications for the supply of equipment or energy services
  • continuous training, education and motivation of all staff to engage in actions for energy improvement.

The Management of NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A. aims at continuing vigilance of all the partners, the government or non-government organizations, the academic institutions, the local authorities and the society as a whole, with respect to energy issues and encourages the participation of all employees in the implementation of an effective Energy Management System.

PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP

The Policy of Integrated Responsible Product Management of NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A. is part of the company’s culture for sustainable and ethical entrepreneurship, which includes all activities aimed at minimizing the impact of products on health, safety, environment and society within the whole product life cycle.

The Policy of Integrated Responsible Product Management of NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A. ensures that fertilizers, their raw materials, their additives and intermediates are processed, manufactured, handled, stored, distributed and used in a proper and responsible way with respect for health, occupational and public safety and environment.

In order to significantly contribute to the creation of a safer, cleaner and more sustainable environment for human and planet, we are committed to:

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  • handle the environmental and social impacts of its products - by a systematic assessment of any potential risks to health, safety, environment and society within the product life cycle and by acting in time, so as to prevent or diminish the potential impacts,
  • actively promote, continuously improve and act, according to the fundamental values of the Standards of the Integrated Responsible Product Management, including all applicable legal requirements,
  • develop innovative products and processes – by investing in research and development, through the design of innovative and safer products, thus reducing their environmental footprint and also seeking ways to reduce the consumption of water and energy and the production of waste,
  • improve the performance of the staff, by investing in dialogue, education, development and communication, in order to ensure the expertise of the employees. Having set the goal of "zero damage" and "zero accidents", the company’s continuous pursuit is to improve health and safety indicators,
  • interact with Stakeholders - by promoting continuous, open and honest dialogue with all Stakeholders, aiming at creating sustainable relationships that lead to common benefits while sharing common responsibilities to minimize the impact of its products on health, security, environment and society,
  • maintain best practices and techniques – the management of activities is in accordance to internationally recognized standards for work, health, safety and environment, as well as in accordance to applicable laws and regulations, having always as target the reconsidering and overcoming of objectives required by law.

The top Management of NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A. has a strategic role in fully implementing this Policy, by ensuring the involvement of all employees and partners and by the harmonization of their behavior with the values embodied in this Policy.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The Quality Management System of NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A. follows the International Standard ISO-9001:2008, which aims to constantly improve the quality of our company’s products and is developing on a daily basis in the context of new technological improvements that are imposed by the trends of the market.

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The main objective of NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A. is:

  • The design, production and marketing of chemical products with high added value, in a secure and creative working environment, in full compliance with the requirements of the Customers, with respect to legislative and regulatory requirements for the production and distribution of such products in Greece, European Union or any other State, while respecting the principles of Safety and Environmental Protection.
  • The complete and permanent satisfaction of our customers.
  • The continuous improvement of the quality of our products and services
  • The diffusion and consolidation of our Quality Philosophy throughout the whole range of our Company's activities.

To achieve these goals NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS S.A. provides:

  • Employees with high level of education,
  • Excellent organized administration and hierarchy,
  • Advanced technology production process
  • Sets quality objectives and regularly reviews the results of progress

COMMITMENT TO SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
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