ENVIRONMENT

BUSINESS: 207 PRACTICES


TOPIC:

Initiative

RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
SUBMITTED FROM:

KONBA AEBE



Objective Action

In recent years, KONVA implements the program RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT in all its facilities. The aim is to minimise the environmental burden, to consolidate best practices and make sure they are communicated well to all employees.

 

Target Audience

General audience 

 

Duration

all year around


Description


The company recycles aluminum, tinplate, plastics and paper. Special recycling bins for recycling batteries, paper, and plastic are available in all offices.

 

Furthermore, the company adopted a styrofoam recycling program and has been considered an example of good practice in circular economy by the Circular Economy Group (Region of Central Macedonia). Styrofoam waste is an important issue for the fish product industry because of its large volume and the high cost of waste management. By recycling this waste product the company ensures:

 

the quality of finished products by using appropriate materials for safe packaging and transport
environmental protection and implementation of circular economy 

 

Last but not least, the company handles wastewater and by-products using biological treatment processes, which are then converted into energy by third parties.

 

https://www.tratagreece.gr/prostasia-periballontos/

 


more...

Impact on Society


KONVA recycles per year about:
 

5 tonnes of aluminium

10 tonnes of tinplate 

10 tonnes of plastic

6,000 tonnes of paper 

45 tonnes of styrofoam

Waste management and waste-to-energy conversion by third parties:

2,000 tonnes of wastewater per year

650 tonnes of animal by-products per year

 
 



Initiative Location


Working with Organization


Third parties that collect and manage the materials for recycling

 


Workers Participation


All workers especially those working in the cleaning and recycling department
 


Benefits for Οrganization


The benefits of these actions for the company are:
 
1. reduced material handling cost
2. reducing the company's environmental footprint
 
 




Connection with Global Goals







More Initiatives from Organization



Send us your feedback Print
The 'Sustainable Greece 2020' Ιnitiative launched by QualityNet Foundation