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Environmental activities acknowledged

World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5th June. During this celebration, Venstpils City Council has presented an award for the third year in a row - the annual award in the field of the environment. This year the acknowledgement and the award “The Most Environmentally Friendly B category Company” was granted to Ventamonjaks Serviss Ltd.



The award was established to promote the improvement of environmental quality, environmentally friendly entrepreneurship and the creation of an environmentally-friendly business image.  Applications by companies were evaluated by a jury that was established specifically for this competition.


Comments on the victory in the competition: We are grateful for the award and the acknowledgement. The award proves that the activities undertaken by the company to maintain the environment and promote renewable energy resources are acknowledged by Venstpils City Council and the jury. We have done an awful lot in recent years to reduce as much as possible the organization, renovation and insulation of objects that were energy inefficient. Also, various equipment and technology within the company’s facilities is systematically changed for renewable and more energy efficient resources. Activities that preserve the environment, improve the well-being of employees and inhabitants are acknowledged by different certification and accreditation institutions, says the Chairman of the Board Arnis Janvars. 


During the last few years the company has been certified for the LVS EN ISO 14001:2005 standard and has implemented the Ventamonjaks Serviss Ltd. quality, environment and energy efficiency policy. Environmental concerns have been identified and evaluated within the company and a “Significant concern register and their impact on environmental assessment” has been put together. Since 2000, the company has operated its integrated quality and environmental management system according to the LVS EN ISO 9001:2009 standard.


Without a doubt, one of the most supportive activities for the environment, employees and inhabitants, which was implemented in the company in 2007, is the installation of a steam recuperation system that reduces emissions of volatile organic compounds into the air during the loading of tankers.


In addition to the previously mentioned activities, the joint laboratory control service of Ventamonjaks Serviss Ltd has regularly performed groundwater pollution controls in the terminal complex since 1996.  Atmospheric air and effluents are also regularly monitored.


The subcontractors that work at the facilities of Ventamonjaks Serviss are also evaluated according to environmentally friendly entrepreneurship practice. Obligatory requirements regarding the liability and duties of subcontractors in the areas of work, environmental protection and fire safety while operating in the terminal complex are included in the cooperation agreement.


Arnis Janvars: The implementation of activities regarding the improvement of items within the complex and environmental improvement, concerning our economic activity, is continuous. These activities have always existed and will always continue. And we are also prepared to continue to implement such activities in the future, to take care of the environment and the well-being of employees and inhabitants.  


Ventamonjaks Serviss is a subsidiary company of the holding company VK Tranzīts, which was established at the end of 2006. The company provides a variety of services for several port terminals – the transfer and storage of respective products in shore tanks; the maintenance and repairs of the technology park.

The continuous operation of the company allows us to handle up to 250 railway tanks within twenty-four hours and to service ships with a capacity of up to 60,000 tons at the three deep-water wharfs.


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