Yafora considers itself bound to several fundamental environmental protection principles:
- Compliance with laws and environmental regulations under Israeli law.
- Manufacturing and marketing superior quality drinks, safe for consumption while maintaining environmental protection and sustainability.
- Striving for continuous improvement in environmental management systems using measurable quality metrics.
- Following all required actions and activities, as defined in procedures and work procedures instructions, adapted to ISO 14001.
- Ambition to equip the plant facilities with existing and future technologies will that promote environmental protection and sustainability.
- Presence of reports and public participation in environmental information.
- Taking measures to improve energy efficiency.
- Providing adequate information and training on environmental protection to employees and managers.
- Cooperation with authorities, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders that influence the effectiveness of the quality system.
According to the nature of its products, the company does not engage in manufacturing products that contain toxic or hazardous environment.
However, to operate the manufacturing services (cooling, waste-water treatment, cleaning, etc.), the company makes use of hazardous substances in accordance with permits obtained from the Ministry of Environmental Protection under the law.
- The plant maintains MSDS safety sheets for all hazardous substances used
- Control of procurement and operations processes relating to hazardous substances
- Ensuring the placing of fixed and mobile containers for all hazardous materials used at the plant
- Examination of processes of hazardous materials with the intent of reducing environmental impact
- There are septic means to treat spillage and Fire Extinguishing systems wherever hazardous materials
- There a exist a storage separation between acidic and basic basic hazardous materials
- Empty packaging containing hazardous materials are separated and returned to suppliers
- At least once a year to all plant employees attend environmental protection training.
- The factory contains system for detecting and alerting in case of gas leaks.
- The plant uses a steam system fueled by a low sulfur fuel oil in order to reduce air pollution. Boilers undergo an annual audit (hot + cold), and emission testing and meet the standards in accordance to all requirements
- All forklifts in the plant are installed with filtration devices to reduce emissions of pollutants
- The factory is in accordance to “Clean Air Act” and the standard “TA Luft 2002.”
- The plant works to prevent and reduce air pollution from vehicle fleets, in accordance with the Clean Air Law and the directives of the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Link to annual report
- During manufacturing waste flows to a system located outside of the plant. Wastewater treatment is done by an external company
Solid Waste Recycling
- In the plant, solid waste is sorted for recycling as: cardboard, plastic sheets, plastic bottles, oils, pallets, barrels and sacks. Some of the materials are packaged and transported for recycling in various plants and materials not recycled are shredded and compressed into garbage containers.
- There is a high awareness of water saving. The plant has a target for water use measured relatively to the amount of beverage produced. There is an extensive system for water recycling – collecting condensed water, cooling water and appropriate in accordance to water quality.
- Electricity usage is monitored and controlled relatively to the amount of beverage produced with ongoing projects aimed to reduce Electricity usage in the plant.
Environmental reporting and liaison with the authorities
- The plant submits current and annual reports to the Ministry of Environmental Protection according to the law. The plant reports on carbon footprint, emissions from chimneys, emissions from vehicle fleet, and more
- The plant is in constant contact with the environmental coordinators in the Central District and the Ministry, and with the officers in the local authority