Grigeo Klaipėda: we accept all liability

Grigeo Klaipėda: we accept all liability

2020 01 08

Today, Gintautas Pangonis, president of the Grigeo Group, is visiting the company and together with Tomas Eikinas, recently appointed CEO of Grigeo Klaipėda, has formed an internal investigation commission to investigate all circumstances surrounding the possible contamination of the Curonian Lagoon caused by the Company.

“I told to the company employees, who gathered, and I can repeat to the entire Lithuania that we take full liability and will not run away from it - we will do our best to find out the causes of this incident, eliminate them, and prevent this situation from happening ever again,” said G. Pangonis, president of AB Grigeo and the company group.

Tomas Eikinas, who was appointed as the CEO of Grigeo Klaipėda, five weeks ago, on 3 December 2019, says that the commission commenced its work today. The internal investigation includes comprehensive information gathering from all those responsible, technical analysis of sewage treatment plants, and other relevant data.

“The investigation will take no more than a few weeks, and based on its conclusions an action plan will be developed that we will implement immediately. We also cooperate and will cooperate with law enforcement and all responsible government agencies and officials, and they will be provided with all information available to the company and its employees,” said T. Eikinas.

As of Tuesday, all sewage from Grigeo Klaipėda is directed to sewage system of Klaipėda vandenys. The company clarifies that the law enforcement investigation deals with potential contamination not within the city of Klaipėda, but outside of it, at Dumpiai, at the company’s water treatment plant, located near the sewage treatment plant owned by Klaipėdos vandenys. The company took over these facilities from Klaipeda vandenys several decades ago.

As was previously announced, the executives of Grigeo Klaipėda changed several months before, after previous long-term executives were relieved from their duties. In autumn, Grigeo Klaipėda applied to the court because of the actions of Vidas Beržonskis and Jonas Garalis, former executives of Grigeo Klaipėda, in the alleged squandering of high-value property of Grigeo Klaipėda.

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