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Environmental responsibility

 

We minimise the environmental impact of our operations and use natural resources efficiently. We continuously improve our practices and guidelines. We make sure that all employees are aware of these guidelines and their implications for their work.

All of Algol’s business units are certified according to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards. Within Finland, Algol has signed a contract with Finnish Packaging Recycling RINKI Ltd and carries environmental responsibility also for the reutilisation and recycling of its packaging materials. Algol Chemicals is committed to the chemical industry’s international Responsible Care programme.

Energy use

Efficient energy use improves profitability and reduces environmental damage caused by emissions. Accordingly, we active monitor energy consumption at our main location. By introducing new technical and lighting solutions at our head office, we have reduced electricity consumption by 12.9% and district heat consumption by 17% over the past five years. The aim is to extend the monitoring of energy consumption to all Algol locations in the near future.

Emissions

Algol’s business creates material flows from our suppliers to our warehouses and our customers. Many Algol employees travel each day to provide technical services to our customers. We also travel to meetings with our customers and partners in all our markets, throughout Finland and internationally.

We rely on environmentally responsible logistics partners to get our products, supplies and raw materials to their destinations with the least possible environmental impact in accordance with the values of both Algol and our customers.

The Algol Group uses a total of around 90 vehicles, including production vehicles used for technical visits and company cars. We reduce the environmental impact by setting limits for the amount of emissions produced by our vehicles. We plan our driving and travel arrangements in order to reduce the environmental load caused by traffic.

Waste management

Responsible waste management reduces the environmental impact of our operations. The efficient sorting, recycling and reutilisation of waste saves natural resources while making our environment tidier and more enjoyable. We continuously monitor our recycling ration, and all Algol locations have their own local sorting guidelines.

Printing and paper consumption

Algol has monitored paper consumption among the company’s printers and employees for several years already, and the aim is to include all Algol locations in Finland and abroad in this reporting. A reduction in the amount of paper printouts is part of the Algol Group’s environmental policy.

Transportation

Local warehouses in all our markets enable transportation to be optimised. We use recognised providers of transportation services, and we always ensure that all of our cooperation partners have complied with all of their obligations in accordance with the Act on the Contractor’s Obligations and Liability when Work is Contracted Out. We carry our responsibility in environmental and safety issues by requiring all of our cooperation partners to commit to responsibility in the same way as we are committed. We have drawn up a requirement profile for road and intermodal transport that all of our cooperation partners must agree to and sign.