Friday, August 18, 2017

PepsiCo Russia opens $7.4 million sewage treatment facility

PepsiCo Russia held a grand opening for a new $7.4 million sewage treatment facility at Timashevsky Dairy Plant in Krasnodar on Thursday.

Among the attendees at Thursday's ceremony were Timashevsky Head of Urban Settlement Anatoly Nesterov, Krasnodar Department of Housing and Communal Services Deputy Head Vladimir Rumin, Krasnodar Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources Victor Hearty and Timashevky Dairy Plant Director Sergei Bondarev.

PepsiCo Russia, which owns Timashevsky Dairy Plant, invested $7.4 million to create a high-tech wastewater treatment system capable of processing up to 2,000 cubic meters of wastewater each day. The most advanced facility of its kind in the Krasnodar region, the treatment system will be used to purify both mechanical and biological wastewater through ultraviolet light technology.

"PepsiCo carries out its activities in accordance with the principle of responsibility of...conservation of natural resources," Bondarev said. "At our production facilities, we are committed to a more efficient use of energy, water and packing materials with the help of modern technology. The construction of wastewater treatment plants in Timashevsk is another example of our responsible attitude to the environment."

Timashevsky Dairy Plant is one of the largest milk processors in Russia with a daily output of approximately 500 tons of high quality milk products. The plant purchases unprocessed milk products from 28 different dairy farms across the Krasnodar regions. Well-known brands such as Kuban Burenka, Miracle, Merry Milkman, House in the Country, Frugurt, Biomax, Agusha and Zdrayvery are processed at Timashevsky Dairy Plant.