In the entire ecological footprint of our manufacturing processes, water is not a very dominant factor. However, over the past years we more and more realize that water is one of the most important, and one of the most undervalued resources in the world. Therefore, during the last couple of years the awareness grew that also we have to develop and execute plans to reduce our water consumption.
The total water consumption at our production sites increased in absolute volumes by 6% in comparison to 2010. This is directly related to the increase in the plant output. Due to higher production volumes, we could use water more efficiently in our production process. This means that the water consumption per ton decreased.
Water consumption total