CEPS is aware that its operations have an impact on the quality of the environment. The company’s development is based on harmoniously aligning its economic growth with environmental protection.
In carrying on its business, CEPS is conscious of its responsibility towards future generations. The path to fulfilling this responsibility is defined in its Quality, safety, and environmental protection policy, which also declares the company’s commitment to continuously pursuing environmentally-friendly practices and creating conditions for environmental improvements.
The company’s management has established the following profile for the presentation, monitoring, and evaluation of indicators that are environmentally significant in connection with the company’s activities.
- Respect the requirements of ISO 14001 and regularly maintain certification of the company’s management system according to this standard, in addition to ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 certifications. Ensure compliance with ISO 14001 requirements across all business sectors. Provide environmental protection and adhere to established procedures to avoid any complaints or sanctions related to the company’s environmental practices.
- Monitor concentrations of hazardous substances in water when disposing of used water after offline internal inspections, pressure tests, and pipeline repairs, always taking measures to prevent soil, groundwater, and surface water contamination.
- At no construction site where we work with process water in pipelines, exceed the permissible concentration of impurities in discharged water (with the exception of iron) beyond 90% of the value prescribed by government regulation for continuous emission loads on surface water. Always document compliance with this requirement through wastewater analysis conducted by a certified laboratory.
- During repeated access to the terrain outside existing roads, ensure the protection of the topsoil layer, preferably by using technology such as temporary roads isolated from the terrain by geotextiles. During excavation work, provide careful treatment of stripped topsoil and deposit it on a site separate from other soil. Ensure that the restoration of the terrain after site disposal is maximized.
- Reduce energy consumption in our facilities by using energy-efficient appliances and systems. Monitor and evaluate energy consumption in our facilities (water, gas, electricity).
- Utilize renewable energy for heating buildings and water, such as installing a heat pump at the Jesenice headquarters, a photothermal system for water heating at the operational base in Cítoliby, and photovoltaic panels with a battery storage system at the Jesenice headquarters and the Cítoliby base, to generate electricity.
- Upgrade the fleet of vehicles and machinery to ensure that all motor vehicles and machines comply with emission class EURO 6 or Stage V.
- Monitor and measure the quantity of fuel consumed during our work to regulate the exploitation of natural resources and reduce the environmental impact.
- Regularly maintain vehicles and machinery in authorized service centers to minimize air pollution from vehicle and machine emissions and prevent spills of operating fluids, particularly oil products.
- Monitor and have emissions from fixed heat sources in our buildings checked periodically by an authorized person.
- Monitor and measure the consumption of organic dyes and solvents, maximizing the use of water-soluble dyes.
- Reduce waste production and environmental pollution. Ensure safe waste disposal, including disposal by authorized companies.
- Provide regular training and education for employees as a way to minimize environmental risks.
- Preferentially select subcontractors who are certified under ISO 14001 and demonstrate environmentally-friendly practices. Continuously review their competences and qualifications.
- Promote and support the adoption of technology using inert gas for natural gas pipeline degassing. This approach reduces greenhouse gas emissions, notably methane, by up to 90%, given methane’s greater global warming potential (GWP) compared to the most significant greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide.
The company’s management fully endorses the principles outlined in this Environmental profile and commits to creating the conditions and allocating the necessary resources to consistently implement it.
CEPS diligently adheres to the rules set out in its Environmental profile. The results of internal audits, analyses, and findings from certification audits are regularly discussed by the company’s management to ensure continuous improvement of its environmental practices.
The company’s board of directors approves the environmental profile annually during its meetings and provides inputs for its enhancement.
Ing. Petr Crha, CSc., Chairman of the Board
Jesenice, 20 December 2022