By 2030, we’re aiming to move towards zero waste as a company. An important factor in this is the use of water. We’re committed to taking proactive steps to reuse all our waste and reuse water at all our most water intensive sites. This will allow us to minimize our impact on the environment and reduce the use of essential resources.
Sustainable water supply is essential to our business. We rely on water for, among others, raw material production, product formulation, manufacturing, cooling, cleaning and transportation. A significant number of our water intensive sites already reuse water. By focusing more and introducing the necessary technology, we’ll not only reduce our overall water intake and wastewater discharge, we’ll also be able to recover and reuse materials present in the process water, resulting in improved material efficiency and less waste.
100% of our most water intensive sites reusing water by 2030
- 58% water reuse
- 9% decrease in water use**
* Compared with the 2018 baseline
** Excluding cooling and percentage for 2020 only