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Following the certificate award, NIS joined the ranks of Europe’s best production enterprises The certificate was officially presented to the director of the Refining Block mister Vladimir Gagic at company’s headquarters in the city of Novi Sad by the Regional secretary for urban development and environmental protection mister Nemanja Erceg. Following the certificate award, NIS joined the ranks of Europe’s best production enterprises. With a view to meeting IPPC’s rigorous requirements, the company undertook comprehensive environmental, waste management and energy efficiency projects, with a total value of over 3 million Euro. The certificate was officially presented to the director of the Refining Block Vladimir Gagic at company’s headquarters in the city of Novi Sad by the Regional secretary for urban development and environmental protection Nemanja Erceg “The great effort going into IPPC certificate award did not stem solely from our legal obligation; we were primarily driven by our willingness to bring our activity in compliance with demanding local and European standards. And yet now is not the time to rest, we stay strong in our pursuit of improving production processes, protecting the environment and boosting energy efficiency. It is another confirmation that we deem our commercial or production achievements to be a success only if they are underpinned by a considerable effect for the environment”, remarked NIS CEO Kirill Tyurdenev on the occasion. NIS has invested over 800 mio RSD in environmental projects IPPC (integrated pollution prevention and control) is a comprehensive notion that encompasses all measures and procedures to prevent (if feasible) and minimize the negative impact of industrial facilities on environment and achieve a high level of environmental protection overall. IPPC certificate is a written decision issued by a competent authority permitting the operation of facilities and companies in line with applicable legislation on conditions inclusive of all known types of environmental impact that the competent authority considers essential. the Pancevo Refinery was the first Serbian energy company to obtain an international permit-certificate IPPC Operating in concordance with sustainable development principles is one company’s strategic principles. Over the past few years, NIS has considerably boosted its results in the domain of environmental protection and occupational health and safety. The goal NIS is working towards is to achieve a work process that is free from accidents, injuries and negative impact on environment. For the last two years alone, NIS has invested over 800 mio RSD in environmental projects.