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CIECH is investing in green solutions and increasing the capacity of photovoltaic installations within the Group’s companies

Over 500 kW (0.5 MW) – this is the total power generated from photovoltaic panels that the CIECH Group in Poland will soon have at its disposal. PV installations operate in five Polish companies within the CIECH Group – Pianki, Sarzyna, Cargo, Vitro, and Nieruchomości. Soon, another project will start at CIECH Pianki – the company is awaiting the issuance of a permit to construct a 300 kW installation. Investments in photovoltaics contribute to environmental protection and aid in fulfilling the CIECH Group’s ambitious ESG strategy, which include reduction of the Group’s carbon dioxide emissions.

 

The CIECH Group systematically implements actions aimed at reducing the impact of its operations on the environment, including the reduction of pollutant emissions into the atmosphere. Striving for decarbonization, CIECH plans to achieve climate neutrality by 2040. Therefore, various initiatives are being implemented within the companies, aimed at lessening the impact on the natural environment and simultaneously minimizing the use of energy from fossil fuels.

 

Increasing the share of energy from renewable sources is one of CIECH's environmental commitments outlined in the Group's ambitious ESG strategy. Investments in renewable energy, including photovoltaics, are one of the key initiatives contributing to the achievement of low-emission goals and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Photovoltaic panels operate in five companies located in Poland. The plants of CIECH Sarzyna, CIECH Cargo, CIECH Vitro and CIECH Nieruchomości currently possess a capacity of 50 kW each. On the other hand, CIECH Pianki plant in Bydgoszcz has a total capacity of approx. 100 kW - the two micro-installations of 49.14 kW and 49.5 kW currently in operation. Thanks to the first one, operating since June last year, 53 MWh have been produced. The second one, commissioned in January of this year, has generated 29 MWh of energy. Also, CIECH Pianki intends to launch another installation by the end of 2023, which will have a capacity of 300 kW. 

 

"We are consistently driving an energy transformation within our facilities. One example of this is the expansion of our PV capacity. We're not only investing in additional renewable sources, but also enhancing our contribution to environmental protection. Through photovoltaic installations, we  reduce carbon dioxide emissions and fulfill sustainable development goals," says Michał Budzyński, President of the Management Board of CIECH Pianki.

 

Currently, the company is awaiting the issuance of a construction permit. Upon the completion of the investment, CIECH Pianki will have a total capacity of 400 kW. The main contractor for the installation at the Bydgoszcz-based plant will again be Kwartz, a company specializing in this type of projects.

 

The facility in Romania, operating within the CIECH Group, also possesses photovoltaic installations, which capacity is currently around 400 kW. The Group also intends to install photovoltaics across all its plants in the future.

 

Contact: 

Żaneta Przybylska, CIECH Group’s PR Department 

zaneta.przybylska@ciechgroup.com, tel. +48 511 809 281.

 

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CIECH is an international developing chemical group with a strong position on global markets. It is the second largest manufacturer of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate in the European Union, the largest manufacturer of evaporated salt in Poland, the largest supplier of sodium silicates in Europe, the largest Polish manufacturer of plant protection products, and a leading producer of polyurethane foams in Poland. Its factories are located in Poland, Germany and Romania, and it employs over 3,000 people throughout the EU. 

 

Since 2005, CIECH S.A. has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, and since 2016, simultaneously, on one of the largest stock exchanges in Europe - Börse Frankfurt. The development of the Group is supported by its strategic investor – Kulczyk Investments.

 

As one of the largest Polish exporters, CIECH ships its goods to almost each continent. They are used to manufacture products necessary in the everyday life of millions of people around the world. That is why the Group is a crucial element of numerous sectors of the economy – construction, automotive, agriculture, chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries.

 

CIECH combines a modern business approach and care for sustainable development. Since 2020, it has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact - the world's largest initiative that brings together socially, environmentally and economically responsible businesses.

 

Since 2021, CIECH has been consistently implementing its ESG Strategy, which includes eight commitments in the field of climate policy, social relations and corporate governance.

 

More information about the CIECH Group can be found at www.ciechgroup.com.

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