Sustainability Report 2017

Water

Water consumption

The issue of water is of relatively limited relevance as a result of our business model. The most substantial need for water is created by the supply of water to the buildings that we use.

Since our water requirements are comparably low and this is not one of our most important action areas, we only record our water consumption decentrally. The fresh water used is obtained from the public potable water supply. In accordance with legal guidelines, wastewater is disposed of through the public sewer system.

How we want to achieve our goals

Our goal is to use water as economically as possible. Our operating units have each set individual goals and measures for the reduction of their water consumption within the scope of their management systems. These measures typically include technical systems as well as information campaigns and awareness-raising regarding the efficient use of water. There are currently no Group-wide quantitative goals for the reduction of our water consumption.