Respecting the environment among key industrial development factors
Industrial production plays an important part in ensuring the economic prosperity of and sustainable development in Slovenia, but it also has a considerable impact on the environment. Large industrial plants contribute a significant share of key air pollutants and also greatly affect the environmental in other ways, mainly through releases to water, soil pollution, waste generation and energy use.
The Slovenian national environmental protection programme focuses on three areas of action: protection, conservation and enhancement of natural capital; development towards a low-carbon and resource-efficient society that prevents waste and reuses or recycles; and protection against environmental risks.
The limit values for pollution are set in accordance with the high EU environmental standards. In individual areas, for example light pollution, the limit values are even stricter. Air and water quality are regularly measured and the exposure of the environment to radiation is regularly monitored.