UTH environmental policy is based upon the "closed cycle" concept, and the Holding is gradually moving to this operating model.
For the past decade, the majority of developed countries have been creating new approaches towards ecological issues. The necessity to revise environment protection measures is being ensured by enhancing of the present-day ecological problems (warming, ozone holes), not only at a local, but also national and even global scales. The mechanisms, which world environmental policy has recently rested upon, are aimed mainly at elimination of the results and separate pollution areas and cannot be sufficient any more. It is absolutely clear that we need an environmental regulation mechanism of preventive action “integrated” into the social and economic system.
For its environmental policy, UTH chose the “closed-cycle” model, which implies, first of all, launching of new engineered wood production facilities in order to increase wood resources consumption efficiency and provide better solutions for waste management.
To this end, in the framework of the Regional investment programme directly supported by Khanty-Mansiysk Regional Government, there has been started construction of a particleboard mill and a resin production plant. Use of the “closed cycle” economical model in market product manufacturing allows to optimize attainment of profits in the wood processing industry to a great extent.
Introduction of modern harvesting technologies increases the felling volumes; this, in turn, helps to keep forests “healthy” and provides a sound environmental solution with respect to regional specifics of the wood-cutting area, suffering of the problem of forest resources renewal (needs more regular harvesting).
Modernization of existing facilities, as well as commissioning of new high technology production lines, allow UHT to improve both quantitative and qualitative levels of raw materials use, pursue an environmentally friendly production policy.