Protection of people and environment in Aluminij is an inseparable part of the technological process and it is carried out and constantly developed and improved by the highly educated staff. Confirmed results and achieved level of the environmental awareness of employees justify tens of millions of euro worth of investments in rehabilitation works, buildings, and protective devices.
We biologically purify thewater that is being discharged into the Neretva River, and the oil extraction path is done by the oil separators. In order to completely protect the Neretva River, we built a collecting pool of a volume of 5,000 m3, which is capable to accomodate all the harmful water in case of an accident. The quality of water that drains into the Neretva River is under surveillance.
A number of devices are installed in Aluminij with the purpose of protecting workers and theenvironment. That is why our 256 electrolytic cells are fully enclosed, which allows capturing of the anode gas. Fluoride removing is done by the special alumina-based dry scrubbers with, and subsequently it is returned into the process. In addition to high environmental impacts of anode gas purification, with fluoride recycling we improve our economical quality of the process. The efficiency of the people and environment equipment is followed by the regular chemical control of air, plants, soil, open and underground water flows.
About 400,000 square meters of the Aluminij grounds are planted withlawns, orchards, flowers, trees and other vegetation. In the production technology of Aluminij, a continuous program of reduction of the harmful impacts on environment is being pursued, with special emphasis on the protection of soil, water and air, as it is on the water protected area, and near the populated area and the river. With introduction of employees, business associates, suppliers and customers with our quality policy and environmental protection we also give them a possibility to contribute to environmental protection. Simply put, we implement the protection of people and environment according to the slogan production-Yes, at any cost-No. All of our employees participate in the implementation of the systems of environmental protection and protection of employees and continually improve them.