At Draslovka, we acknowledge our responsibility to the environment and the people. That is the reason we are dedicated to continuously developing products and practices that leave our planet better than it was yesterday.
Imagine the perfect product for the agricultural and timber industry: It would not be a greenhouse gas or depleting the ozone layer. It would dilute very quickly and easily in the environment degrading to form non-harmful breakdown products. It would not remain as a residue in the environment nor would it accumulate in either the soil or in plants or animals. Imagine it being highly effective to a wide range of pest species spanning phytophthora, fungi, nematodes, and insects. This product would be an alternative to archaic and harmful substances, like Methyl Bromide.
These are exactly the properties of our next-generation fumigation and agricultural product: the EDN™
EDN™ was awarded the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Award in 2020, as the independent experts found EDN™ to fully satisfy the Eligibility Criteria including the economic and environmental sustainability.
We put safety first
Our original European production plant was set up in an isolated field outside the industrial city of Kolin, but as the city grew in the last decades, the plant found itself no longer in isolation, but part of the inner city. These properties were driving Draslovka to implement the strictest and most up-to-date safety measures, in line with European regulations and international standards, to ensure the safety of both its employees and the residents of the area. And all these experiences are now reflected across geographies at all locations Draslovka is present.
Only complying with all regulations is not enough for us. We are always a step ahead in safety practices and actively contributing to the industry standards worldwide. That is why we were founding members of the International Cyanide Management Code - a voluntary initiative by members of the gold industry, including producers and transporters of cyanides used for gold mining purposes. We are also actively involved in the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) and hold their certificate “Responsible Care – responsible chemical business.
Conduct beyond reproach
To enhance the trust of public and state safety organizations and as a demonstration of confidence in our internal safety mechanisms, we have developed a unique system SUPREMA that allows these organizations to access our safety and monitoring system, at any point in time.
We always do the right thing
We build strong relationships with local communities. And when it is needed, we act quickly. An example is December 2020, when the municipal heating plant exploded in the city of Kolín, where our manufacturing plant in the Czech Republic is located.
Draslovka reduced its consumption to an operational minimum, shut down several appliances, and immediately began to supply all surplus steam in the volume of approximately 5-7 t/hour to the Kolín city heating system. This series of procedures covered the needs of households and other essential consumers including the Kolín Hospital during the COVID-19 emergency. Simultaneously our dedicated fire brigade unit was then on standby and ensured the safety of the city and the wider surroundings within the integrated rescue system while other fire brigade units were fighting the fire of the heating plant.
Educating the next generation
For more than 100 years in Draslovka, the art of chemistry has been passed on from generation to generation. Today more than ever, the focus of every responsible company should be to help our children, our next generation, to access the best possible education in science, to overcome the challenges of the future.
Draslovka has a long history of supporting the programs, that help young chemists to get hands-on experiences in our facilities, to help them learn all necessary practical skills. Apart from partnering with chemical engineering programs and schools in our communities, we actively contribute to the competitions that are seeking the most talented individuals and help them reach their full potential. That is the only way to continue the legacy of innovation in chemistry.