Cherkizovo Group improves environmental footprint of facilities

By Aidan Fortune

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Cherkizovo Group improves environmental footprint of facilities

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Russian processor Cherkizovo Group has reported that it has improved the environmental performance of its production facilities following a significant investment in this area.

In 2019, Cherkizovo Group introduced a number of projects to reduce the environmental impact of its facilities in the Moscow Region and in several regions of the Central Federal District. These included the renovation and modernisation of wastewater treatment plants, the refurbishment of wells and manure removal pipelines and the upgrade of ventilation systems.

Some facilities were also equipped with energy-efficient lighting to reduce consumption.

Emission reduction

The group also invested RUB512.4m in projects to reduce harmful emissions, improve wastewater treatment and increase waste recycling, a rise of 71% on the previous year.

It reported that its energy consumption per unit of output decreased by 3.4% compared to 2018 while environmental authorities registered a 13% decline in the number of violations by the company in 2019.

It said that joining the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs last year allowed Cherkizovo to interact more closely on environmental issues with relevant government agencies, business partners, NGOs, and industry representatives.

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