The Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning has granted Pivara Skopje a new A-integrated environmental permit valid for the next seven years. The new environmental permit covers and assesses all changes to the infrastructure and technological processes that Pivara Skopje has made since receiving the previous environmental permit in August 2012. “Care for the environment is one of the most important strategic commitments and is one of the pillars of the long-term sustainable development of Pivara Skopje. We are fully aware of the contribution we have and can give to a cleaner environment and therefore as a company we have an integrated approach and we set goals and environmental targets that in certain segments even exceed the requirements of domestic laws in this area. The dedication of all our employees, our intensive investments, as well as the tremendous support and leadership by the Coca-Cola HBC and HEINEKEN groups where our company belongs, are extremely important for accomplishing them,” said the General Manager of Pivara Skopje, Dan Timotin. He thanked all the employees in the company for their commitment to fulfilling all the necessary conditions for obtaining the new environmental permit, as well as the cooperation of the competent institutions. At the same time, he added that Pivara Skopje makes available to the institutions all the knowledge and experience of the company and its employees in this field.
On this occasion, the line minister, the mayor of Gazi Baba and the two ambassadors visited and got acquainted with the main technological processes at Pivara Skopje and with the investments that provide greater environmental protection, such as the Plant for bio treatment of water, which represents high-tech innovation in the domestic industry and provides savings and complete purification of all water used in the production process of Pivara Skopje. This Station is the first of its kind in the country and the region, and about 3m euros were invested in its construction.
Guided by the global commitments for environmental protection and sustainable development defined by the Coca-Cola HBC Group for the period until 2025, Pivara Skopje will work on making sure that all packaging is recyclable and most of the plastics used in manufacturing to be made from recycled PET packaging. The company has also set an ambitious objective that goes beyond the legal obligations to continuously increase its contribution to the collection of packaging waste which is done through the system that also includes the first specialized packaging waste management company Pakomak, where Pivara Skopje is one of the founders and provides continuous support for its operation.
For its leading role and the evident results in the field of environmental protection and sustainable development, Pivara Skopje, along with other companies in Coca-Cola HBC Group, for six consecutive years has been ranked first in the european and world beverage industry, by The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) – the leading global standard for business sustainability.