We continuously monitor and report on water use at all production
sites globally. Water is included as one of the three prioritised
areas in our 2030 Environmental Strategy, with a focus on reducing
water use and reusing water whenever possible at our production sites.
All our production sites are certified according to ISO14001.
This means we are committed to continuous improvements, which also
includes optimising water use. Each production facility has the
opportunity to submit water innovation projects for approval,
leading to an overall decrease in water use. It is our goal to
achieve ‘no waste of water’ by optimising production, using existing
production capacity better and by reusing water whenever possible.
Annual water targets for relevant business units are in place to
increase water use efficiency and the reuse of water. We acknowledge
that water use should ideally decrease, but increased water use is a
natural consequence of increased production to meet market demands for
our products. We strive to decrease water use relative to production output.