Protection of the environment

At Pivovarna Laško we are aware of the importance of preserving the environment, for this reason we are committed to follow the guidelines of sustainable development and invest in technologies and devices that prevent overburdening the environment with industrial waste. 
 
A great achievement was obtaining an operating licence for an aerobic/anaerobic treatment plant in July 2007. As expected, the operation monitoring showed very good results. The efficiency of cleaning both phases even exceeded the planned cleaning parameters. The treatment plant currently operates efficiently and contributes considerably to the reduction of the presence of toxic substances in wastewater.
 
In 2009, the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning issued an Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) licence to Pivovarno Laško, d.d., which represents tangible evidence of the company's direction toward state-of-the-art ecologically clean production technologies.  
 
In 2007 measures were taken to decrease the consumption of fresh water in accordance with European guidelines - since then consumption decreased by 15%.  By reducing time of specific rinsing operations during equipment cleaning and improving the cleaning programmes themselves, we were also able to reduce the quantity and the impact of wastewater from beer production.
 
The waste sorting system was improved in all beer production and filling departments. Also, an enhanced scrutiny of trade waste was especially observed. Each year we hand over to authorized waste collectors a large quantity of sorted waste packages and other materials that are suitable for recycling. Consequently, less trade waste is disposed at the disposal facility. 
 
By using equipment with advanced technology, new technologies, and by caring about the environment, Pivovarna Laško is able to achieve quantities of emissions in the environment that do not exceed the amounts required by the law. Regular operation monitoring of emissions in the air, water, noise emissions, electromagnetic radiation, and the control over waste treatment are carried out each year. Measurements in all fields of environment protection confirm that we are an environmentally friendly company with a minimum quantity of waste and low quantities of emissions in the environment. 
 
As more and more new knowledge appears on the market and possibilities of reducing the impact of waste on the environment, we will continue with our efforts in the coming years.

At Pivovarna Laško we are aware of the importance of preserving the environment, for this reason we are committed to follow the guidelines of sustainable development.