22. 4. 2024

A healthy planet is not a preference, but an imperative

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Earth Day has been celebrated for 54 years on 22 April and is intended for all of Earth’s inhabitants. This year’s theme is Planet vs. Plastics, calling for a swift action to reduce the amount of plastics, increase awareness about the health hazards of plastics and discontinuing disposable items made from this material. More than one billion people all over the world are involved in various activities to mark the Global Earth Day. Whether or not the Earth will be restored depends on each of us. A healthy planet is not a preference, but an imperative.


We at Krka reduce the environmental impacts of our operations by introducing sustainable solutions, which must be considered throughout the life cycles of our products. We are committed to mitigating climate change and adapting to it, rational use of energy and all natural resources, transition to the circular economy, reduction of emissions and waste, and biodiversity conservation. Bearing this in mind, we ensure healthy working conditions for our employees and the wider community.

2023 Environmental Milestones

  • We cut specific energy use, measured in TJ per billion product pieces, by 6% compared to 2022.
  • We reduced Krka Group’s carbon footprint by 48.4% compared to baseline year 2019 (Scope 1 and Scope 2 on greenhouse emission protocol).
  • We reduced our emissions by 160 tonnes of CO2 per year through our energy efficiency improvement projects.
  • We bought a fully electrical vehicle that will help us save more than 15,000 litres of fuel per year.
  • We reduced total waste by 3.6% compared to 2022.
  • We reduced water consumption by 11% compared to 2022.
  • We reduced the amount of sludge at the Ločna treatment plant by 17.4%.
  • By using rainwater to supply our cooling towers we reduced river water consumption by 5.6%.
  • We reduced disposable waste by 10%.
  • We reduced waste packaging volumes by 43 tonnes through our returnable packaging system and solvent supply system employing reusable intermediate bulk containers. This also cut our emissions by 115 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.
  • We handed over a total of 567 tonnes of waste composites for processing, from which the contractor recovered 187 tonnes of aluminium and 332 tonnes of plastic.
  • We set ESG strategic goals, which commit us to reducing our carbon footprint, increasing the use of renewable energy, cutting specific waste volumes, and ensuring efficient use of energy, water and other resources.