“Titan” has become the first company to introduce an environmental standard: the initiative was supported by Minpromtorg and Rosprirodnadzor.
On November 19 at the meeting of the committee on the chemical industry of “Business Russia” the project of the industrial environmental standard was presented to the federal state authorities. The environmental initiative of Titan Group was supported by representatives of Rosprirodnadzor, Ministry of Industry, and Trade and Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia.
“In this challenging year for the chemical industry, the committee focused on the environmental agenda, including participation in the National Ecology Project and the development of environmental measures. Companies have repeatedly demonstrated their willingness to participate in tackling government tasks, one such example being four-party agreements aimed at reducing the environmental pollution. However, industrialists have found that there are no clear ways to green the production facilities and communications – both with the expert community and the public. The Eco-standard was developed to solve these problems,” said Mikhail Sutyaginsky, head of the committee and chairman of the board of directors of Titan GC JSC.
Eco-standard is an example of non-governmental legal control, implemented through the adoption of the relevant Regulations, based on the contracts between the interested parties and the development of local regulatory acts at specific enterprises.
The need for environmental standardization was repeatedly stated throughout the year at open discussion forums in Omsk, Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Scientists, environmental experts, lawyers, associations, research institutions, specialized companies and, of course, chemical industry enterprises were involved in forming the Eco-standard.
Representatives of federal executive authorities, members and experts of the committee expressed their interest in the project and their intention to start working on it via the “Business Russia” platform. At the end of the meeting, proposals and comments from the participants are expected for further improvement of the Eco-standard.
On December 4, 2020, the final meeting will be held, where the updated version of the industrial environmental standard project will be presented.
Source: Eurasian Chemical Forum