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Key figures on environmental protection

At the end of 2019, the more than 200 major production and development locations were certified according to ISO 14001 (environmental management) and 104 locations were already certified according to ISO 50001 (energy management). The focus of environmental management is efficiency and thus the improvement of each type of consumption.

In the production units, we are working on making processes more efficient and more sustainable. New targets were defined in 2019 for operational environmental protection. In addition to reducing CO2 emissions at our locations and increasing the waste recycling rate, these include reducing energy use and increasing energy efficiency, as well as reducing water consumption and waste generation.

Key figures on environmental protection

Energy

20192018
Energy use1 in TWh9.69.9
thereof:
    electricity in %4949
    natural gas in %3636
    steam in %109
    coal in %22
    heating oil in %12
    other in %22

 

1Based on the reporting on the environmental data collection system that includes the relevant production and research and development locations. Definitions based in the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).


 

 

CO2-Emissions

20192018

CO2-emissions

(Scope 1 und 2)1, 2, 3 in million metric t

3.223.35

Scope 1

in million metric t

0.840.88

Scope 2 in

million metric t

2.38

2.47

1 Based on the reporting on the environmental data collection system that includes the relevant production and research and development locations. Definitions based on the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

Based on the reporting on the environmental data collection system that includes the relevant production and research and development locations (not including fleet consumption). Definitions based on the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol.

3 Scope 2 emissions are calculated on the basis of reported energy use using the location-based method of the GHG Protocol and largely by applying emission factors from Defra (January 2019) and IEA (May 2018).

Information on Scope 3 emissions you can find in our integrated sustainability report 2019 on page 22.

Water

20192018
Water demand in m3 millions119.520.6
thereof:
    drinking water in %4853
    groundwater in %3132
    surface water in %1914
    industrial water in %21
Recycled water from production10.5

 

1Based on the reporting on the environmental data collection system that includes the relevant production and research and development locations. Definitions based in the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

 

Waste

20192018
Material usage in metric t> 4 Mio> 3 Mio
Waste generation in metric t1409,280419,426
    thereof non-hazardous waste in %90.389.6
    thereof hazardous waste in %9.710.4
Waste recycling rate in %8078

1Based on the reporting on the environmental data collection system that includes the relevant production and research and development locations. Definitions based in the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).