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Waste

In the manufacture of products, as well as in the performance of production processes and other activities, attention is paid to environmentally sound waste management. A particular focus is placed on disposal of hazardous waste (such as used oil, emulsions, workshop waste and filter dust) in compliance with statutory requirements. Waste law managing directors have been appointed for the collection of hazardous waste, and individuals have been appointed with responsibility for non-hazardous waste. Waste officers are responsible for monitoring compliance with waste legislation, and are required to report to management in this capacity. Waste is recorded entirely according to waste type and volume for the purpose of traceability in accordance with the Waste Documentation Ordinance, and is handed over to licensed companies for disposal and treatment within the framework of the legal provisions.

Specific waste volumes in relation to production volume amounted to 16.6 kg/t in 2020 (2019: 16.3 kg/t). In the 2020 reporting year, waste quantities were recalculated by recording waste from construction activities separately, and no longer under production-specific waste quantities (retrospectively also for the 2019 and 2018 reporting years). A new, quantitative target definition was implemented for the production-specific waste volumes.