Sustainability incorporates responsibility towards the environment, employees and society. It is about being a positive asset to society by taking the initiative to integrate social and environmental concerns in all Morpol operations.
Responsibility towards the environment is essential for the sustainability of operations and is an established theme in Morpol operations.
The processing plant in Ustka has a scale and design that provides for highly efficient operations in terms of energy consumed and waste generated per tonne of product. Operating on a large scale allows Morpol to make productive use of a larger proportion of each fish than is commercially viable in smaller scale operations.
In another benefit of scale, the polystyrene boxes in which the fish raw materials arrive are crushed, re-pelletised and sold as raw materials to the plastics industry. The plant also complies with the sustainability policies of all major customers.
Other Morpol plants take a similar approach, for example by installing equipment to minimise energy and water consumption and to maximise waste recycling.
Morpol recognises that employees are a vital part of its operations and that the company has a duty to provide a safe and healthy working environment and to adhere to fair employment practices.
In addition, the main processing plant in Poland, with around 3,000 employees, organises free transport to and from work. Trolleys in the plant are half the industry standard size to allow for easier movement of products, especially by female employees.
The Morpol plant in Ustka is the major employer in its location. As well as contributing to the local economy through salaries and purchases from local suppliers, Morpol sponsors a multitude of activities in the region. These range from support for individuals, such as scholarships, to sponsoring school activities and equipment, sports clubs, community activities and cultural events.