The protection of the environment has high priority in all our activities. It is our effort to avoid any environmental damage and to reduce wastewater, air and noise emissions as well as solid waste generation sustainably. We are committed to using energy and natural resources efficiently.
Our activities impact the environment both directly and indirectly. Thus, the storage and transportation of petroleum products carries a risk of spillage. It is our responsibility to reduce this risk significantly by implementing preventive safety measures. In addition, our sites use energy, water as well as various raw materials, and generate airborne emissions, waste and wastewater.
We are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint. Environmental issues are therefore an integral part of the HSSE management system across our group of companies. According to the HSSE Policy, we are committed to making efficient use of energy and resources, and promoting the environmental awareness of employees in order to minimize harmful effects. In order to evaluate our impact on climate change, our holding company Marquard & Bahls calculates the carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint for the entire group. Some of our subsidiaries have introduced climate protection initiatives option for customers who are willing to contribute to the protection of the environment through carbon capture.
Next to our efforts on preventing environmental damage, we focus on a purposive quick response to emergency situations. As a responsible company, our holding company Marquard & Bahls decided to become a shareholder of Oil Spill Response – the world's largest organization for spill response – to be well prepared for emergency situations.