HSE - Health Safety Environment

As a result of its international climate protection commitments, Austria is obliged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.  

In the period from 1990-2010, Borealis Agrolinz Melamine managed to cut the emissions of greenhouse gases at its Linz location by almost 60 per cent. This was achieved in spite of a slight rise in production output.   

The main reason for this improvement was provided by investments with regard to nitric acid production. A byproduct of this process is nitrogen oxide (laughing gas) and in 2003 Borealis Agrolinz Melamine GmbH put a system into operation in one of its nitric acid production plants, which not only slashed laughing gas emissions by 99 per cent, but also reduced NOX emissions from 90 ppm to virtually zero. In 2009, filter technology was also installed in the company‚Äôs second nitric acid plant, which resulted in a 98 per cent cut in emissions.    

These projects, which were initiated voluntarily, constitute major progress in the climate protection field and have established new benchmarks in connection with the prevention of atmospheric pollution from nitric acid plants. This fact was recognized through the award of the main prize in the 2009 Linz IRIS competition.

Health

HSE - Health Safety Environment

Employee health is of major importance to the company. We own a medical center on site providing a broad range of services, our emergency doctor is available 24/7. Beside Physiotherapy, medical and psychological advices we take measures in health. Workplaces are regular inspected and an extensive program, information events and sports activities are all offered in order to both maintain and enhance the health of our personnel.

Safety

HSE - Health Safety Environment

The companies located at the Chemiepark Linz are highly committed to safety. We operate our plant with high responsibility and our goal is to eliminate incidents by checking our safety systems permanently.

Environment

HSE - Health Safety Environment

The companies located at the Chemiepark Linz consider saving of our environment and respectful handling of resources as indispensable prerequisite for a sustainable growth of our company.  We do a lot of investments in avoiding contamination of air, water and floor. At the end of the day investments into climate protection are also investments in the improvement of our quality of life.