In Vossloh factories, water is mainly used for surface treatment of products, as a coolant in various production processes and for the production of concrete ties. Vossloh units obtain the water from the respective local public water suppliers. The company is committed to using this basic resource as efficiently as possible. As such, used water is reprocessed in our own plants and returned to the operating process, particularly in production areas that require a substantial amount of water. In some cases, the production units work with closed water circuits. At all of its sites, Vossloh disposes of wastewater via the respective public sewage systems. Process water that is heavily contaminated during production is first treated in our own wastewater treatment plants in such a way that it (at least) meets the discharge standards of the public systems.
The following table illustrates the Vossloh Group’s water consumption as determined by the meters:
|m3 (Vossloh Group)
Water consumption was slightly lower than in the previous year despite the notable increase in Group sales. The decrease was mainly due to significantly more efficient water use at the Fastening Systems business unit‘s production sites. Particularly in Germany water consumption was significantly reduced at the new production facility in Werdohl.