Alkaloid AD, as a socially responsible company, regards the environmental protection as a long-lasting and continuous commitment. The environmental protection and management systems have been a part of the Integrated Management System and are in accordance with the new standards (ISO 14001:2015), (ISO 9001:2015) and respectively the Good Manufacturing Practice. Continuous monitoring, control and upgrading of the technological processes, the increase in energy efficiency, energy saving and utilization of sustainable energy sources are part of the measures taken to reduce emission of pollutants in the environment in accordance with the regulations issued within the authority of the Macedonian Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning in the Alicenses for conformity with operational plans for PC Pharmaceuticals - “Avtokomanda” production site and PC Pharmaceuticals and PC Chemistry - “Gjorche Petrov” production site.
Selection of waste produced and its efficient utilization as recycling is of particular importance for the protection of the environment and brings financial benefit to the company. Special attention is paid to the proper handling of hazardous waste that is handed over to licensed companies for further processing (incineration, dismantling abroad).
In order to improve the quality of wastewater, a purification plant was built within the facility of Control Laboratory in PC Pharmaceuticals, at the site of “Avtokomanda”. These activities are performed in order to meet and maintain the parameters for release of wastewater in the outdoor sewer system.
From 2016 (in cooperation with UNIDO) Alkaloid starts implementation of pilot project EnMS - Energy Management System, which targets Energy, Water and Materials Efficiency through Energy, Process, Production and Objects - System Optimization; based on measures, starting with cost-free or no-cost-intensive. The initial success of the pilot project has encouraged for dedication of more resources into the realization of full Energy Management System where all employees, commitments and other stake holders, will take part, with ideas for and/or realization of improvement measures. The positive trend of decrease in energy consumption is presented in the charts bellow. The consumption of Natural gas and Fuel has been decreased, whereas the water and electrical energy consumption has been optimized, despite the increased production. Generally, the energy consumption has been decreased in absolute amount per unit product.