Huvepharma Inches Ahead Towards Comprehensive Environmental Sustainability & Zero Carbon Footprint


Mr. O. P. Singh

Managing Director, Huvepharma SEA

With the global order continuously changing the food productiondecentralization in the globe will emerge most dynamically & many new challenges will be thrown to mankind.

Every stakeholder has to respond towards these emerging challenges with at most responsibility & carefully chosen favoring strategies to strengthen the global environment.

What is the connection between business sustainability and environmental safety?

Business sustainability and environmental safety are closely intertwined. As businesses strive to become more sustainable, we need to take into account the impact of our operations on the environment. This means that businesses must consider how our activities affect air quality, water resources, wildlife habitats, and other aspects of the natural environment. At the same time, businesses must also ensure that our operations are financially sustainable in order to remain competitive in the long term. Therefore, it is essential for businesses to develop strategies that both protect the environment and ensure a profitable future.

How can businesses balance environmental safety and business sustainability?

With the rise of global warming and climate change, businesses are increasingly looking for ways to balance environmental safety and business sustainability. The challenge is that these two goals often conflict with each other. On one hand, our businesses need to ensure our operations are profitable and sustainable. On the other hand, we need to make sure that our activities don’t damage the environment in any way. Fortunately, there are several measures that our businesses can take to achieve this balance. By investing in renewable energy sources, reducing our carbon footprint through efficient production processes, and  implementing sustainable practices such as recycling and waste management, our businesses can both protect the environment and ensure our long – term success.

How do production processes need to be adapted in order to be more environmentally friendly?

With the world’s population becoming increasingly aware of the need to protect our planet, it is important to make sure that production processes are adapted in order to be more environmentally friendly. This can be done by using more sustainable materials, reducing energy consumption, and making sure that waste is recycled or reused. Companies should also look into ways of reducing our carbon footprint, such as using renewable energy sources and investing in green technology. By implementing these changes, our businesses can help reduce our environmental impact and contribute to a greener future.

What are the long-term benefits of sustainable product manufacturing?

Sustainable product manufacturing is an important step towards a greener and more sustainable future. It offers many long-term benefits that go beyond just the environmental impact. From reducing resource consumption to creating a healthier and safer working environment, sustainable product manufacturing can have a positive impact on the overall economy. For food businesses, investing in sustainable product manufacturing can help us reduce costs in the long run by using fewer resources and eliminating hazardous chemicals from our production process. Furthermore, it also helps us build trust with our customers by demonstrating our commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.

What strategies can be implemented to ensure efficient delivery of safe products?

Ensuring the delivery of safe products is a major challenge for food sector. This is especially true when it comes to food products that are used by consumers and require a high level of safety and quality standards. To ensure the efficient delivery of safe products, our businesses need to implement strategies that focus on quality assurance, risk management, and process optimization. Quality assurance involves identifying potential risks in the production process and taking corrective action to prevent them from occurring. Risk management involves assessing potential risks associated with the product or service before it goes into production.

Process optimization involves streamlining processes to ensure that they are as efficient as possible while still meeting safety standards. By implementing these strategies, our businesses can ensure the efficient delivery of safe products.

How does Huvepharma ensure safe production processes and food safety?

Our products are developed and manufactured to ensure their quality. Monitoring and control are carried out at each step of the manufacturing processes enforced by company-wide procedure standards. We use raw materials consciously, applying circular economy principles to efficiently manage different types of material flows. In terms of production and sales, we are guided by technological progress and innovation. We have the in-house capacity to produce: To ensure that we produce and deliver safe products, we follow the principles of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and HACCP  (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) Packaging is also developed in accordance with the GMP standard, which ensures that the product remains stable in accordance with the label and is consequently safe to use in animals. All production facilities are certified in the international ISO 9001 quality and ISO 14001 environmental systems, and numerous of our operating procedures are in line with these systems. Internal and external audits are carried out annually on each of them.  In the event of an irregularity or violation, an impromptu audit takes place. All these high standards that we use and adhere to safeguard high product quality. This, in turn, ensures the health of animals and consequently food safety for consumers at the end of the food chain.

What are the potential long-term impacts of not investing in environmental safety on business sustainability?

As businesses continue to grow, we must consider the potential long-term impacts of not investing in environmental safety. Without investing in environmental safety, our businesses are taking a risk that could lead to decreased sustainability. The effects of not investing in environmental safety can be seen in increased costs, decreased customer trust, and damage to the environment. Investing in environmental safety can help our businesses save money and increase customer trust by showing that we are committed to protecting the environment. Additionally, it can help protect the environment from further damage due to human activity. By investing in environmental safety now, our businesses can ensure sustainability for years to come.

How can businesses ensure their sustainability by taking measures for environmental safety?

As our businesses strive for growth and profitability, it is essential that we adopt measures to ensure our sustainability in the long run. This includes taking steps to protect the environment by reducing our carbon footprint and ensuring that our operations are eco-friendly. Businesses need to understand that environmental safety is not only beneficial for the planet but also for ourselves as it helps us remain competitive in the market and reduces costs associated with waste management. By investing in renewable energy sources, efficient waste management systems, and green practices, our businesses can ensure sustainability while also contributing to a healthier planet.

How does Huvepharma ensure compliance with environnementallégislation?

Our facilities, procedures & management systems  arelevelled with international best practice in environmental management. We transfer these  best practices to our operations in other entities, amplifying them with country specific laws and  standards. Our production facilities operate in  accordance with ISO 14001. Each of our entities  has a management system in line with international standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO  45001 or covering all these standards certified by  SGS1 & IPCC2. As our main operational activity is  in Bulgaria, some of our installations are part of  the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and, therefore,  we prepare verified annual GHG emission reports  for under the Climate requirements of national & European legislation related to energy efficiency  measures for large energy consumers. The aim is  toanalyse existing technology & energy systems  to assess energy efficiency. Based on the assessment, we consider possible solutions to  reduce energy in puts &green house gas emissions.

What  steps  has  Huvepharma  taken  to  reduce  its  carbon  footprint?

Huvepharma will achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 comprehensively. We have set the goal of reducing our dependence on non-renewable energy sources. In recent years, we have introduced our own electricity and steam generation. We have installed a process monitoring system to control and manage electricity consumption. We have made significant investments in new equipment and in the improvement and optimisation of production processes. Cogeneration for electricity and steam generation Back in 2005, we commissioned a cogeneration plant at our production facility in the town of Peshtera. Using natural gas, we produce steam and electricity, which is used directly for our technological processes. This results in a decrease in the purchased electricity from the grid, and its mix is made up of approximately 40-45% lignite. Steam is used to achieve and ensure sterile conditions in the main part of the production process – industrial fermentation.