INEOS Inovyn has invested over 60 million NOKs in the PVC plant's new environmental initiative, a large wastewater treatment plant designed for future expansions at Herøya.
Leading the way for the environment
"It's fantastic and very pleasing that the industry is at the forefront environmentally," said a delighted Anne Mjelva, leader of the Grenland branch of Naturvernforbundet. "I believe that those who make environmental investments are the ones who survive. And that's what INEOS Inovyn is doing here. It's very nice to be invited to the opening."
"What makes me incredibly pleased is that the PVC plant here was already within the emissions limits, yet the corporate leadership still saw fit to invest in environmental measures," said David Verdù, leader of INEOS Inovyn's sites in Grenland. "This investment doesn't help the finances, nor the production volume, and the initiative came from the employees. I'm thrilled to be a part of this."
"The final stretch has gone unusually smoothly. I'm relieved todya; well done," praised plant manager Kari-Anne Leth-Olsen. "We'll take over the plant very soon. I have faith that we will meet our ambitions and hope that quality control will report that they can't find any PVC in our discharge. Less than 5 mg per liter is very little; it will look like clean water."
Celebrating with local suppliers and Naturvernforbundet
"We've taken environmental responsibility all the way," said colleague John Øyvind Selmer. "I'm extremely pleased that we chose local manufacturers to build the plant and that we have the Grenland branch of Naturvernforbundet here with us today. This is collaboration, and that's why the train keeps moving forward. We all deserve it! We've managed to elevate this small factory to become significant for one of the world's leading chemical corporations, INEOS Inovyn."
"We stand together, and I think we should applaud that," said Rodney Ishak, regional leader of INEOS Inovyn Nordic.
"Developments and improvements in the industry have been remarkable over the last 30 years. The industry is not the same, and neither are we. I'm very pleased to work in a company where we choose to invest significantly in a treatment plant, even though we already operate within government emissions limits. We do this because we want to improve, minimize our emissions, and be the best we can be, especially in sustainability."
14. September 2023