Since 2014, NSCP has had in place an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System in the field of electricity and heat cogeneration. In May 2020, Lloyd’s Register Polska carried out an environmental audit in connection with recertification of the environmental management system for compliance with the ISO 14001:2015 standard. NSCP received a new ISO 14001:2015 Approval Certificate for the Environmental Management System for co-generation of electricity and heat, valid for 3 years, i.e. from 11 June 2020 to 10 June 2023.
In 2011, by decision of the Voivodeship Commandant of the State Fire Service, NSCP was entered in the list of facilities with a high or elevated risk of a major industrial failure located in Nowa Sarzyna commune. The list also includes the chemical plants of CIECH Sarzyna S.A. and Silikony Polskie Sp. z o.o., and from 2020 2 further companies, i.e. CIECH Żywice and SYNTHOS AGRO Sp. z o.o. Off-Site Production Division in Nowa Sarzyna.
The applied technologies and the quantities of fuels and commodities consumed as well as operational indicators (efficiency, availability and reliability) minimize the adverse impact of NSCP on the natural environment, including the climate, compared to facilities of a similar capacity, e.g. those fired with coal. NSCP does not generate any sludge waste, its greenhouse gas emissions are lower by almost 50%, its NOx emissions are approx. 7 times lower and emits SO2 and dust in trace amounts. The applied technology limits the quantity and aggressiveness of industrial wastewater, while the recycling of rainwater and condensate and the use of condensate from the heating systems translates into a lower consumption of raw water.
In 2020 NSCP obtained the Decision of the Leżajsk County Administrator amending the permit to emit greenhouse gases and approving the new Emission Level Monitoring Plan. In addition, NSCP obtained the Decision of the ERO President amending the concession for generation of electricity, changing the precise installed capacity from 112.8 MW to 112.815 MW.
In 2020, an annual inspection of the generation plant was carried out in compliance with the sanitary requirements.