We reduce emissions to water from our production processes, reuse wastewater where possible and have water protection concepts in place. These concepts involve evaluating wastewater in terms of risk and drawing up suitable water protection measures.
In the treatment of our wastewater, we rely on central measures in wastewater treatment plants as well as on the selective pre-treatment of individual wastewater supply streams before the wastewater treatment plant. Depending on the type and degree of contamination, appropriate methods are used, such as biological processes, chemical oxidation, membrane technologies, precipitation or adsorption.
We protect soil and groundwater by preventing leakages via global process safety standards.
In order to avoid the entry of plastics into the environment, especially in waters, we are engaged global initiatives such as the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, the World Plastics Council (AEPW) and the Operation Clean Sweep (OCS).
The supply, treatment, transportation and recooling of water requires energy. We are constantly working to optimize our energy consumption and the amount of water we use, and to adapt to the needs of our business and the environment.