The Company's future is built upon principles of sustainable development. The integrated approach to social, environmental and economic aspects is aimed at creating a culture of conducting business in a responsible manner. At Grupa Azoty S.A. this is possible thanks to the forging of positive and strong relationships with the entire surroundings and continuously strengthening them.
Drawing on the experience we have gained and the competencies we are developing, we make chemistry safe and useful to people. We constantly strive to increase company value, effectively taking advantage of possible synergies.
The company identified trends in the chemical industry which most importantly include:
- limiting negative impact on the environment,
- investing in research and development,
- seeking out innovative technological solutions,
- increasing the share of renewable resources in production processes,
- building open dialogue.
In response to the challenges present in the contemporary economy and in order to achieve balance between the particular areas of its operations, Grupa Azoty S.A. has defined strategic aims to achieve in the short and long term.
The domains which are an area of particular interest to the Company are safety and responsibility for products, as well as environmental effects.
In striving to achieve satisfactory economic results, the Company minimalizes its effect on the environment, improves management systems, conducts an open information policy and dialogue with local communities, cares for employee safety and its environment.
As every firm involved in business activities, the Company makes use of what can be found in its surroundings – water, air, resources, roads, building and labour. In this way it becomes responsible for the results of its operations in these fields.
Full understanding of needs and dialogue with stakeholders define the scope of the Company's business activities and contribute to increased innovativeness of the applied solutions. Every process conducted in a responsible manner supports the achievement of the Company's strategic objectives and strengthens the overall strategy, ensuring its balanced and sustainable development.
The fact that the Company has developed and is implementing the “Grupa Azoty S.A. Sustainable Development Strategy for 2013 – 2020” and operations are conducted according to Integrated Management Systems serves as evidence of its modern management and credibility.
- Quality Management System in compliance with ISO 9001:2008 standards,
- Environmental Management System in compliance with ISO 14001:2004 standards,
- Food Safety Management System in compliance with ISO 22000:2005 standards,
- Occupational Health and Safety System in compliance with PN-N-18001:2004 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 standards,
- Quality Management System for the automotive industry being implemented according to the requirements of ISO/TS 16949:2009.
Grupa Azoty S.A. is certified as being in compliance with the above standards and has undertaken a range of measures to improve internal standards in line with the highest international requirements. The Company also holds the AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) Certificate and is a participant in the SPOT system and REACH.
External bodies regularly award the Company with a number of titles and certificates, thus acknowledging the various aspects of its activities.
Grupa Azoty S.A. initiated many activities which are not required by law. In this way it shows its engagement and efforts to build a stable enterprise.