Moravian-Silesian Region concluded a voluntary agreement with BorsodChem MCHZ to help improve the air in the region

On Monday, 14 May 2018, the Moravian-Silesian Region signed a voluntary agreement with BorsodChem MCHZ, s.r.o. to help improve the air quality in the region. It was signed by Mr Ivo Vondrák, the Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region, and Mr Přemysl Antecký, the Executive Director of BorsodChem MCHZ, s.r.o.

After Třinecké železárny, it is already the second company which has reached an agreement with the Moravian-Silesian Region and has committed to activities that go beyond the legal requirements and will lead to a reduced burden on the environment in the region.

“We are working hard towards the vision of shedding the image of a region with extremely polluted air. Making voluntary agreements with major industrial companies is one of the ways to help achieve this goal. It is important not only to respect the legal limits, but also to do something beyond the legislative framework”, said Ivo Vondrák, Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region.

In the voluntary agreement, BorsodChem MCHZ, s.r.o. committed itself to annually investing at least 20% of all company’s investment assets in environmental and safety solutions and to ensure the maintenance of greenery and roads on the premises of the company, including planting new greenery worth at least CZK 2 million.

“We are aware of the general impact of industrial activity on air quality and the living conditions of the population. That is why we strive to make maximum use of the best available technologies in the greening of our operations and at the same time use other means for their continuous improvement”, said Mr Přemysl Antecký, the Executive Director of BorsodChem MCHZ, s.r.o.

“We are currently speaking to other major industrial companies in the region about the possibility of concluding voluntary agreements. The commitments of these companies will vary depending on the location and nature of their operations and their financial possibilities”, added Ms Jarmila Uvírová, Deputy Mayor for the Environment.