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      Key figures on environmental protection

      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
       Dec. 31, 2020Dec. 31, 2019
      Energy use1 in TWh8.79.6
      thereof:  
          electricity in %48.749.2
          natural gas in %37.036.1
          steam in %9.39.5
          coal in %2.12.0
          heating oil in %0.71.1
          other in %2.22.1

       

      1 Includes the relevant production and research and development locations. Fleet consumption are only partially and not systematically included.

       

       

      Own CO2-Emissions
       Dec. 31, 2020Dec. 31, 2019

      CO2-emissions

      (Scope 1 und 2)1, 2, 3, 4 in million metric t

      0.99

       

      3.22
       

      Scope 1 in %

      78.573.9

      Scope 2 in %

      21.526.1

      1 Definitions in accordance with the GHG Protocol. CO2 emission factors correspond to CO2 equivalents (CO2e). 
      2 Includes the relevant production and research and development locations. 
      3 CO2 emissions from fleet consumption are only partially and not systematically included. 
      4 Scope 2 calculated using the market-based calculation method of the GHG Protocol. Where contract-specific emission factors were not available, the standard emission factors from Defra (November 2019) were used.

      Water
       Dec. 31, 2020Dec. 31, 2019
      Water demand in m3 millions117.319.5
      thereof:  
          drinking water in %45.947.7
          groundwater in %33.331.1
          surface water in %18.919.6
          industrial water in %1.91.6

      1 Includes the relevant production and research and development locations.

       

      Waste
       Dec. 31, 2020Dec. 31, 2019
      Waste generation in metric t1341,513409,280
          thereof non-hazardous waste in %90.390.3
          thereof hazardous waste in %9.79.7
      Waste recycling rate in %8180

      1 Includes the relevant production and research and development locations. Classification of waste according to national legislation.

       

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