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Our operations do not significantly affect surface or underground water sources. We constantly monitor the intake of water and the quality of treated wastewater discharge. The implemented technological solutions allow us to reuse water. The percentage of recycled water is calculated by dividing the sum of process water obtained from treated wastewater and condensate by our total process water requirement.

Total water withdrawal of Grupa LOTOS by source

[m3]

2009

2010

2011

Underground water

209,147

195,024

202,429

Surface water

3,557,093

3,766,470

3,607,427

Total

3,766,240

3,961,494

3,809,856

Percentage of water recycled and reused by Grupa LOTOS

2009

2010

2011

34.6%

43.9%

45.7%

No adverse impact of Grupa LOTOS’ production operations on the level of biodiversity in land, freshwater and marine environments has been identified. Our operations pose no risk to any of the species included in the IUCN Red List or national lists of endangered species. In areas surrounding the Gdańsk refinery, there are no known habitats of conservation list species and no risk of their extinction. However, as we withdraw surface water from the Motława river, we have committed to support the biodiversity of the region by co-financing work aimed at restoring fish populations within Motława fishing district No. 3. Moreover, we have planted a protective belt of trees on the side of national road No. 7, which is exposed to heavy traffic, and on the perimeter of the refinery’s wastewater treatment plant.