Bosnia and Herzegovina: Mixed blessings
At Zenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we operate a 120 year-old steel plant that has been in need of comprehensive modernisation. Air emissions from the site, including dust, NOx and SOx, are a major concern to the local community. To address this we began a $52 million environmental programme in 2008 to upgrade the equipment, and have been working closely with the local government to ensure that this programme has a measurable impact. Whilst this has resulted in significant improvements, we haven’t solved the issue entirely and local concerns still exist. We will continue our progress with further investments in 2015.