Energy use at our production system level doesn’t emit direct air emissions. We minimize our energy consumption by avoiding heating during our production processes, which are powered by electricity.
We take pride in being supplied by electricity coming at 100% from European hydropower, and we aim to do better in the near future by switching to renewable electricity from wind and solar energy. In 2020, the total quantity of electricity use at facility level was 98.77 MWh.
We use natural gas to heat our manufacturing facility, which can be accountable for approximately 50 tCO2e* of total indirect emissions per year.
*This is an estimation made using an emission factor (tCO2e/unit of fuel)
Managing our water consumption is a priority for us, as water is a great part of our business activities, thus we try to reduce our environmental impact. To do so, we have invested in a rainwater harvesting system, which we recently extended thanks to our facility expansion.
In 2020, 1855m³ of rainwater was collected from our roof representing 55% of our total water consumption, meaning less than half (1490m³) was withdrawn from municipal supply. Due to our water closed loop system, we do not release contaminated water to the wastewater treatment during production phase.
Water used for sanitation is withdrawn from municipal supply and represents 339m³, which is then discharged to the communal wastewater treatment plant.
The baseline water stress risk for our manufacturing site in Bissen is “medium-high” as per WRI Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, where the major water basin is the Rhine.
We care about our stakeholders as well, and we intend to do better, by going further through our chain of custody. Our Supplier code of conduct focuses on ethical sourcing aspects such as compliance with national laws and regulations, human rights, workplace health and security as well as discrimination and diversity.
Our stakeholders can ascend concerns and feedback on social aspects, through our grievance form.
Number of suppliers by country of purchase
These calculations are made by taking all direct suppliers/distributors as well as final manufacturing suppliers. Only raw materials and packaging suppliers are considered.