Kostak - This is who we are
Kostak, Public Utility and Construction Company is the largest public utility in Slovenia as well as the largest construction company in Lower Sava Statistical Region.
We grow our operations on more than 60 year tradition in utility management, providing drinking water and wastewater services as well as waste management and construction.
Today Kostak rapidly expands, developing and providing new market services, such as engineering, and landscape development as well as building and infrastructure construction. We have also established one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly waste management systems which provides extraction of raw materials for industrial processing.
Services - This is what we do
For over 50 years construction has been Kostak’s leading market service. The services we provide include architectural design, engineering and construction and reconstruction of:
- Industrial infrastructure: production, storage and factory facilities
- Power providing infrastructure: hydro-, thermal- and nuclear power facilities
- Public infrastructure and wastewater treatment plants
- Complete street and road infrastructure including roads, tunnels, bridges, intersections, interchanges, roundabouts and traffic circles, pedestrian infrastructure
- Residential buildings – houses and apartment bolcks
- Commercial, educational, government, historic, religious and other types of buildings
- Sport and recreation facilities
Kostak has established its own efficient waste management system by building its own sorting plant for mixed municipal solid waste, a composting plant and a production line for Solid Refined Fuel. This system not only enables alternative use of more than 95 % of all the collected waste but is also environmentally friendly by leaving less than 5 % of waste to be disposed of. The waste managing infrastructure enables separation and preparation for further use in production as raw materials.
Annually the Waste Management Centre Spodnji Stari Grad processes up to:
- 45.000 tons of mixed and bulk municipal waste
- 16.000 tons of mixed packaging materials
- 10.000 tons of biological waste
- 22.500 tons of waste for Solid Refined Fuel
- 34.000 tons of construction waste
During the process we acquire up to:
- 10.000 tons of recycled raw materials
- 8.000 tons of compost
- 22.500 tons of Solid Refined Fuel
Raw materials provided by Kostak:
- Plastic material (PET packaging material, HDPE, LDPE)
- Paper (deinking) / cardboard
- Aluminum cans
- Commingled materials
Recycled raw materials provided by Kostak enable economically more efficient industrial processing as they use less natural resources. The production cost using recycled raw materials is lower while the quality of end product remains on the same level as the quality of products produced from primary raw materials.
Kostak provides a variety of services for individual, communal and industrial purposes. We are qualified to provide maintenance for the most demanding clients such as Nuclear Power Plant Krško where services are being provided in Radiologically Controlled Area.
Our maintenance services include: administration, cleaning and decontamination in Radiologically Controlled Area, services in food distribution plant, cleaning in business premises, cleaning in production area, internal sewage and water supply maintenance as well as maintenance of buildings and surrounding areas.
Our mission is to provide best services for our clients at affordable prices. Our goal is to increase the quality of life for all our citizens.
Our vision is to develop an internal and external environment that will reflect our culture of trust, cooperation, integration and openness to our customers, employees, owners and society.
Our corporate values are:
- Business excellence
- Respect for moral and ethical values
- Respect for an individual
- Creativity and constant learning
- Corporate social responsibility
- Environmental protection
- Cooperating with society
- Occupational health and safety
Kostak has established an integrated management system which consists of:
- Quality management system ISO 9001
- Environmental management system ISO 14001
- Occupational health and safety system OHSAS 18001
- Energy management system ISO 50001
- Food safety system HACCP
- Information security management ISO/IEC 27001
- Quality Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants and Fuel Reprocessing Plants 10CFR50, app. B
Corporate social responsibility
Our employees are key element to our success. We invest in developing our own professionals, we support our employees in obtaining a higher educational level and provide various possibilities for personal growth, education and professional development. We build a culture of trust, respect, team effort and responsible, efficient work.
We grow with our local community by supporting various sport and cultural activities and by donating to those in need. We also pass our knowledge and experiences on to younger generations by organizing and participating in events for raising awareness on environmental issues.
We have taken significant measures to ensure our impact on the world is sustainable and responsible. It is our commitment to the people and the environment.
Family Friendly Enterprise Certificate
For a significant development in human resources Kostak was the first public utility in Slovenia to receive a full Family Friendly Enterprise Certificate, which was issued by Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities in 2012.
Corporate Social Responsible Certificate
In 2016 Kostak received a Corporate Social Responsible Certificate, issued by the Ekvilib Institute. CSR Certificate is an analytical and advisory procedure, based on socially responsible management of company or organization.