Environmental protection is one of the highest priorities in the business strategy of Alkaloid AD Skopje. The company continuously follows and implements the latest achievements in this field, trying to contribute to a healthier and cleaner environment in which we all live. As a socially responsible company, ALKALOID AD Skopje integrates the Environmental Management System into the Integrated Management System (IMS), in accordance with the ISO 14001: 2015, ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 45001: 2018 standards and the Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines.

ALKALOID AD Skopje constantly monitors and controls the technological processes with the aim to ensure environmental protection by reducing / preventing impacts and increasing energy efficiency. We continuously identify, evaluate and monitor aspects in air, water, noise, waste generation and consumption of natural resources and energy. The processes in ALKALOID AD Skopje, according to the measurements of the aspects on the environment, are in compliance with the legislation, the international standards requirements and the interested parties.

We monitor the environmental aspects in the air i.e. gas emissions in order to minimize the greenhouse effect and CO2 emissions. For that purpose, the company switched to using natural gas instead of fuel oil in the production processes at its production sites in Avtokomanda and Gjorce Petrov.

In order to improve the quality of wastewater and maintain the levels within the prescribed parameters, we have changed and continuously maintain the wastewater system. By regularly maintaining the pollination systems and setting sound barriers, we monitor and minimize the aspect of noise to the environment in which we work.

During the production process, special attention is paid to the selection of waste and its recycling, which is over 40% improvement compared to last year. Proper handling of the generated waste is crucial for ALKALOID AD Skopje. According to the legislation, hazardous and non-hazardous waste is categorized and appropriately selected and handed over to authorized companies for further treatment, recycling and handling.

Based on the positive experience with the Energy Efficiency Pilot Project (ѕ.с.Energy Management System (EnMS), implemented in cooperation with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in order to increase the efficiency of energy, water and materials, in 2018 the company established a special Energy Management Service that is responsible for the implementation of this system in all profit centers of the company. The results are shown in the following table.


Overview of The List of Efficiency Projects-Measures

YearProject- Measure No.ЕЕ Measure Monetary ( EUR/year)Energy (MWh/year)Water (m3/y)% of total Energyt CO2% of total WaterTotal Energy (MWh/year)Total Water (m3/y)
201820 Total 72,1662,21905.40%0.00%66641,103469,874

CO2 Reduction

408 t 2018

17,816 t 2019

6,067 t 2020

In the course of 2018, 20 measures have been proposed and 5 of them have been accepted and implemented, that resulted in saving 46,378 euros per year i.e. we save 1,359 MWh of energy and we reduce the CO2 emission by 408 tons.

In the course of 2019, with 37 measures proposed and 12 of them accepted and implemented, we save 308,708 euros per year, or 720 MWh of energy and 100,000 m3 of water, and we reduce CO2 emissions by 17,816 t.

In the course of 2020, with 34 measures proposed and 10 of them accepted and implemented, we save 285,015 euros per year, or 99 MWh of energy and 36.152 m3 of water, and we reduce CO2 emissions by 6,067 t.

The positive trends for 2020 in the consumption of water, electricity, oil, fuel oil and natural gas are shown in the following graphs:


The positive trends for 2020 in the consumption of water, electricity, oil, fuel oil and natural gas are shown in the following graphs:

Water consumption m3/Ton end product

Consumption of natural gas per Ton end product

Electricity consumption kWh per ton end product

Consumption of fuel oil / oil per ton end product


European Green Investment Summit - Dinner at UK residence

As envisaged in 2019/2020 Capital Investments Plans, Alkaloid AD - Skopje invested in adaptation and introduction of natural gas in the Gjorce Petrov plant.

Energy Efficiency Projects

Energy efficient projects and projects in the field of renewable energy sources