General aim: “Reduce our environmental footprint”
- Total amount of waste was decreased by 6.9%
- 34% decrease in water withdrawals since 2008 (without INA)
- HUF 53 Mn paid in penalties
Related objective: “Measure/calculate & decrease VOC emissions through using LDAR methodology throughout the MOL Group”
Related objective: “Reduce total water withdrawals by 5% by 2015 (baseline: 2010)”
Waste management, spills and site remediation
Related objective: “Reduce specific generated wastes from routine operations by 5% and increase the ratio of waste reuse/recycling by 2015 (baseline: 2010)”
In 2011, the total amount of waste arising from MOL Group operations was approximately 158.7 thousand tonnes, which represents a 6.9% decrease compared to 2010. Due to the efforts, the ratio of reused or recycled waste has increased by more than 36.5% since 2008.
- In Slovnaft Refinery, due to a change in the treatment technology for processing water (use of a Reverse Osmosis unit), a decrease of more than 1,500 tonnes was recorded. Almost 98 % of spent catalysts were recovered; only the waste remaining from production was landfilled (after solidification). Moreover, from the separate waste collection system, 27 tons of paper and cardboard packaging, 1.18 tons of waste glass and 2.88 tons of plastics were recycled.
- In UpstreamExploration and Production Segment. in MOL Pakistan we reduced by 3.1% waste at production sites. We found a professional waste collection company for recyclable wastes, chemicals and chemical drums. In Pakistan, we treated 1,700 tons of oil-based mud cuttings through a biological-based remediation process.
- A selective waste collection system was integrated into each operational site of the INA Rijeka Refinery. Both hazardous and non-hazardous waste are collected and disposed in accordance with legal requirements.
- In Croatia, separate collection of packaging waste (and its attendant recycling) was organized at more than 50% of filling stations; plans are to extend collection and recycling to all of them.
- Slovnaft Retail created an HSEHealth, Safety and Environment awareness campaign for customers, calling their attention to the importance of selective waste collection and to the collection bins that are available across the Slovnaft filling station network. Selective trash bins have also been employed at the Sarajevo region in Bosnia, and in the Novi Sad region in Serbia.
- At certain Hungarian Retail sites (165 filling stations) we expanded the scope of our residential services with our used cooking oil program. By now, 51.3 tonnes of used cooking oil has already been collected from the collection points; a great success. The used oil is reused as a feedstock in biofuel-component production. For more information please visit our website.
In our Lubricants division, 28.3% (2009: 9.2%; 2010 19%) of sold products were recollected and used as raw material for bitumen production in our refineries.
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SpillsUnintended or uncontrolled release of hazardous materials exceeding 1 cubic metre to the external environment (groundwater, surface water, soil), except spills contained in impervious containments.
- 10 cases in three different refineries, including the incident with the second biggest volume of spillage (90 m3 petroleum which was spilt due to freezing of a pipeline at the Duna Refinery)
- At four Logistics sites there were 5 cases of spillage, one of them with the biggest volume (200 m3 diesel at the Bratislava Refinery depot due to corrosion of an underground pipeline leading to the port).
Related objective: “Implement biodiversity action plan for new projects from 2012 and monitor ecological status at critical operations from 2014”
The MOL Group level Biodiversity System has been established. We have collected details on international best practises, oil and gas benchmarks and MOL group’s business activities that are already in place related to the protection of nature. According to the results of the evaluation we undertook, MOL’s Group Biodiversity Program (Primer, Strategy, Group Level Biodiversity Action Plan) was prepared and accepted by management. In 2012 we aim to prepare business-level Biodiversity Action Plans, define standard (minimum requirements) for Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and prepare further awareness-raising materials (posters, presentations, internal newsletters etc.).
HSEHealth, Safety and Environment Compliance
MOL Group at a glance
Historical summary of financial information
Key group operating data
Management Discussion and Analysis
Integrated Risk Management Function
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