No LOTOS Group companies operate in any areas exposed to water shortage risks (according to the WWF Water Risk Filter).
Our refinery has an in-house wastewater treatment plant, receiving wastewater both from the refinery and from smaller companies operating on its premises. In addition to wastewater generated by refining processes (industrial effluents), the plant treats drainage water, clean stormwater (collected from roads and yards), oil-contaminated wastewater (discharged from refining facilities), as well as grey and black water.
The treated water and wastewater streams are directed to one of the two discharge points: drainage water and clean stormwater is discharged into the Rozwójka channel along the southern boundary of the plant, while the remaining streams (namely, industrial effluents, oil-contaminated wastewater, grey/black water) are discharged into the Martwa Wisła river flowing along the northern boundary of the plant.
The LOTOS Group monitors its water impacts on an ongoing basis, both in terms of water abstraction volumes and the environmental parameters in the affected areas. Each investment project is subject to stakeholder dialogue, and all reported issues and complaints are duly considered. On signing their respective contracts with LOTOS Group companies, all suppliers and contractors undertake to act responsibly, in accordance with applicable laws and with due respect for the environment, and are subject to regular audits to verify that undertaking.
Each Grupa LOTOS industrial facility is well prepared for potential emergencies and leakage. There are procedures in place meant primarily to effectively prevent and, if needed, contain leakage. A dedicated in-house chemical emergency team has been established for that purpose. Any waste generated due to leakage (for instance soil contaminated with petroleum products) is handed over to specialist waste management companies for disposal in line with applicable laws.
Data on water use and effluents discharged is monitored at the consolidated level, i.e. for the entire LOTOS Group.