Our Environmental Commitment in Figures
2009 EKPI Report: Development of key environmental performance indicators 2008–2009
Consumption figures for electricity and fossil fuels/steam at -9% and -8% respectively are clearly below the figures for the prior year and fulfill ContiTech’s reduction goal of -5%. In 2009, waste production and water consumption, at approximately -8% and -17% respectively, were also down substantially year-on-year, thus meeting the specified targets. Compared to 2008, we were able to cut CO2 emissions by about 15% in 2009.
Special environmental key performance indicators provide a precise overview of the development of our consumption of resources – ranging from energy and water consumption up to waste amounts and CO2 emissions. The key performance indicators are linked to clearly defined goals in order to reduce energy and water consumption, CO2 emissions and waste production, and increase the percentage of recyclable waste in the total amount of waste.
We believe it is important to gradually reduce the environmental impact of our production facilities, and we have already achieved a great deal in this regard. For example, based on the current data, the energy consumption per ton of finished product represents an improvement of approximately 40% in energy efficiency in production since 1999. In the same period, we managed to reduce specific CO2 emission by about 45%. Although the waste produced per ton of finished product still rose slightly in 2008, it was reduced to below the 50% mark in 2009 compared to 1999.
We still aim to further reduce our energy and water consumption and waste production in the future. Our goal is annual reductions of 3% in each of these areas, and we want to achieve a constant recycling rate of 95%. This will allow us to further reduce the consumption of raw materials and at the same time increase the circulation ratio in the material cycle and save natural resources overall.
Fuel and Steam
Databasis: Plants worldwide