The environmental activities of RUE “Zavod gazetnoy bumagi” are regulated by the comprehensive environmental protection permit No. 32 dated 29.01.2016. (with amendment No.1 dated 19.01.2017), including:
 – permission for special water use;
– permission to release polluting substances into the air;
– permission to store and dispose of industrial waste.
Environmental activities in the organization cover the following areas:
— rational use of natural resources;
— development and implementation of resource-saving, low-waste, environmentally friendly technologies in production;
— compliance with environmental standards and requirements in the development and production of products, construction, reconstruction and expansion of production facilities;
— monitoring of emissions and discharges of polluting substances;
 — protection of atmosphere;
—  protection of water resources;
— waste management;
— emergency preparedness;
—training, improving the overall environmental culture of the staff and raising environmental awareness.
To control the emissions of polluting substances into the atmosphere, the organization conducts an inventory of emissions, determines the sources of release and discharge of polluting substances into the air, and on this basis sets standards for emissions of polluting substances into the air.
The enterprise consumes a significant amount of water from the surface water source –the river Dnieper. Waste water enters the treatment facilities of the enterprise and, after passing all the stages of treatment (mechanical, physical and chemical, biological, and post-treatment with bio-sand and coal filters), returns to the water object.
There is also a recycling water supply system at the factory, which allows you to use water again and again.
RUE “Zavod gazetnoy bumagi” has created conditions for separate collection and transfer for further use of certain types of waste: paper, cardboard, polyethylene, ferrous and non-ferrous scrap, worn tires, used oils, glass scrap, laminated cardboard.
The company has established the Environmental protection bureau and a laboratory to carry out industrial environmental control and coordinate activities in the field of environmental protection.
The organization has developed, documented, implemented and maintained an environmental management system in accordance with the requirements of STB ISO 14001-2005.
Reference:   The certificate of compliance with the requirements of STB ISO 14001-2017
 The environmental management system applies to the production activities of RUE “Zavod gazetnoy bumagi”, including:
— technological processes in the production of products;
— development, design, use of the most environmentally friendly technologies, raw materials and materials;
— planning and organization of environmental protection activities;
— conducting industrial environmental control;
—emergency preparedness and response.
Reference: Policy in the field of environmental protection of RUE “Zavod gazetnoy bumagi” To reduce the formation of production waste the enterprise is searching for ways of their use. Together with Educational Institution “Belarusian State Technological University” the enterprise has developed standards and technical documentation on the use of sludge of water and wastewater treatment facilities for restoration of disturbed lands, for their burning in the composition of the fuel mixture, for their pouring into household waste grounds; the issue of sludge use for restoration of disturbed lands by third parties, extraction of secondary material resources and their transfer for further processing is being worked at.
On a frequent basis, system work is carried out in order to:
— reduce the amount of waste water (maximum use of recycled water, reuse of cooling water as a sealing one) and the content of polluting substances in it (reducing suspended substances in waste water by retaining fiber and its returning to the production flow, monitoring the efficiency of water treatment equipment, replacing filter materials, selecting chemicals for waste water treatment);
— reduction of emissions of polluting substances in atmosphere (use of gas purifying plants for solid waste and wood dust collecting, control of emissions from the enterprise transportation means);
The enterprise performs the local monitoring and analytical control of waste water by technical control and laboratory department (TCLD is accredited by state enterprise “Belarusian State Centre for Accreditation” for the compliance with the requirements of STB ISO/IEC 17025 in the field of testing. Certificate of accreditation no. ВУ-112 2.4033 dated 21 January 2010 is valid until 21 March 2020).
Measurements are regularly made at the established control points:
— wastewater discharge: 2 times a month complete analysis of 20 controlled indicators (suspended substances, temperature, BOD5, COD, dry residue, sulfate ion, phosphate ion, total phosphorus, nitrate ion, nitrite ion, chloride ion, total nitrogen, ammonium ion, petroleum products, formaldehyde, phenols, methanol, iron, pH, dissolved oxygen);
— the river above and below 500m of wastewater discharge: 2 times a month complete analysis of 20 controlled indicators;
— all points by stages of wastewater treatment.
In addition to the above, the state control over the discharge of polluting substances in waste water is carried out by Mogilev Regional Laboratory for Analytical Control according to the schedule of environmental authorities.
Every year the certification body of Belarusian State Institute for Standardization and Certification  conducts an inspection of the environmental management system (EMS) for its compliance with the requirements of STB ISO 14001-2005. It is confirmed that the operation of the environmental management system is efficient and meets the established requirements.
To implement the enterprise environmental policy, targets and planned environmental indicators are regularly set and achieved.