METKA ANNUAL REPORT 2016 - page 17

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Annual Report 2016
Environmental Protection
ΜΕΤΚΑ believes that corporate growth and excel-
lence go hand-in-hand with the protection of the
natural environment. Consequently, the company
carries out its business activities in a way that aims
to minimize as much as possible the impact on the
environment, such as by integrating the principles
of sustainable development in its procedures and
decisions, by systematically monitoring the develop-
ments in environmental technologies and practices,
as well as by applying the best available techniques.
Based on the principles of Sustainable Develop-
ment, and being fully aware of the global environ-
mental problems, such as water shortage, decrease
of the availability of raw materials and Climate
Change, METKA applies a continuously improved
Environmental Management System, according to
the international Standard ISO 14001, for which the
company has been certified since 2007. In addition,
it undertakes initiatives in the form of direct and in-
direct systematic actions related to Climate Change,
proving its environmental concern and awareness.
The use of recyclable materials to the maximum ex-
tent possible and the non – use of materials that are
dangerous for the environment is a criterion taken
into account during the design phase of projects ex-
ecuted by METKA as EPC Contractor. Efficient waste
management with separation at source and with pri-
ority given to recycling, as well as implementation of
measures for energy saving.
Furthermore, METKA applies a management system
for the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and
Reporting on its activities, according to the require-
ments of the International Environment Standard
ISO 14064, aiming to record and monitor its Carbon
Footprint and take the appropriate improvement
measures.
The Management’s support and steady commit-
ment, as expressed through its official Environmen-
tal Policy, and its sensitivity in matters related to envi-
ronmental protection, constitute a guarantee for the
achievement of the targets set regarding the initia-
tives and actions against Climate Change.
35,8%
Percentage of recycled materials
used for the implementation of
company projects
73,21%
Percentage of solid waste recycling
0,015Tj
Special energy consumption per ton
of wrought metal
16%
Reduction of drinking water consumption
4,40 τ.
Special CO
2
eq emissions (Scope 1
& 2) per ton of wrought metal
€140,6 thousand
Total environmental expenditure
METKA
undertakes
initiatives
in the form
of direct
and indirect
systematic
actions related
to Climate
Change,
proving
its environmental
concern and
awareness
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