Respect for water and biodiversity

JSW Group’s Environmental Strategy up to 2030 with an Outlook to 2050
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Thanks to the Group’s environmental protection efforts, in recent years no environmental damages were recorded as a result of our companies’ operations.

To save water and minimize the negative impact on the environment, technological water used in the Group’s mines among others, for coal enrichment in coal preparation plants and cooling of compressors, is in closed water and sludge circuits. Consequently, technological wastewater is not discharged into the environment. Water from mine drainage, because of its high salt content, is utilized in a manner that is safe for the environment. Some of the mine water is used for as process water, while the rest is directed through the “Olza Collector” retention and dosing system into the Odra river or to the Desalination Plant, where the water undergoes a desalination process.

JSW KOKS’s Jadwiga Coking Plant has closed water and sludge circuits and does not discharge wastewater outside the plant boundaries. All municipal and industrial wastewater and rainwater is treated in the in-house wastewater treatment plant and the used in the coke wet quenching process. In the Przyjaźń coking plant treated coking wastewater is discharged into the Bobrek river, and in the Radlin coking plant into the municipal treatment system.


Efficient water management and acting with respect for biodiversity

Previous initiatives:

  • Rational waste management, planned and consistent approach – Mining Waste Management Strategy.
  • Implementing circular economy principles in selected areas of activity
  • Production of aggregate from mining waste.
  • Economic utilization of mining waste and aggregate for reclamation of transformed areas.    
  • Selective waste collection projects, analysis of available waste management opportunities.
  • Optimization of the mining process.


  • Implementation of projects to reduce quantities of waste rock through optimization of mining processes.
  • Planning and development of improved waste management processes.
  • Technological readiness to produce and sell mining rock aggregates.
  • Reducing the quantity of non-mining waste generated.

Group’s planned expenditures till 2030

  • Measures associated with rational management of waste and reclamation of land ~ PLN 0.1 billion