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Environmental

FFS take great pride in our environmental contribution. Each year we collect and remediate thousands of tons of waste hydrocarbon streams by converting them into useful final products. All our activities are conducted in an environmentally responsible manner and we strive to continually improve our environmental performance.

FFS Refiners obtained ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) certification in February 1999. This system is instrumental in facilitating environmental compliance, process and system improvements and reducing impacts on the environment. All five of our processing facilities are certified to this standard.

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Health & Safety

FFS has developed an in-house safety management system to ensure compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations. This system has enabled the effective reduction in risks and management of health &safety related activities. We have also developed a Gold Star Grading System which monitors Lost Work Day cases per branch.

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Quality

FFS Refiners operates a ISO 9001 based Quality Management System that is incorporated into our ISO 14001 system. All final products undergo rigorous quality control before leaving our site, ensuring that our customer receive consistent, in specification and fit-for-purpose products.

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FFS has a range of authorisations, licences and permits including:

  • Permission from National Government (Waste Management Licence) as well as from National Ports Authority (NPA Waste Disposal Licence) and local authorities (Waste Transporter Permits) to collect and recycle the ship slops from various Ports in South Africa.
  • Licences to transport and recover/recycle waste oils (including ship slops) within South Africa
  • Air Emissions Licences issued by Local authorities for each processing facility
  • Waste Management Licences for the processing, storage, recovery and recycling of waste oils.
  • FFS is registered in Gauteng, Mpumulanga, Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal in terms of the National Waste Information Regulations, IPWIS (western Cape) and GWIS (Gauteng).

Sustainability

FFS Refiners is committed to using natural resources wisely as well as using renewable energy as much as possible to reduce the impacts of climate change on South Africa.

FFS has a major energy conservation drive in all its plants to optimise its energy utilisation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This improves efficiencies and minimises carbon footprint. Major focus areas include Heat conservation, Thermal Efficiencies; Boiler Fuel Optimisation; Electrical efficiencies and Heat and Power Opportunities.

FFS constantly review opportunities to save water by recycling and recovery programs, as well as harvesting energy from renewable sources such as solar and other sustainable initiatives.