GRI-Appendix

306 Effluents & Waste

103 - Effluents and Waste

Waste is an important topic for all our production companies and there are ongoing efforts to minimize waste generation as well as recycling more.

306-1 - Water discharge

Water discharge is considered material for a few of our production companies* from a monitoring perspective. We have chosen to ask all production companies to report their water discharge to be able to see trends and take action against negative changes. We are attempting to get data that are more reliable on water discharge.

 

The total discharge to water, all regions was 300 266 cubic meters during 2017.

Water discharge, cubic meters

Europe

North America

Asia and Australia

TOTAL

To municipal water treatment plant

144 797

39 902

60 595

245 294

To an adjacent water body

7 204

0

46 000

53 204

To external treatment

1268

0

500

1 768

To another organization for reuse

0

0

0

0

Total per region

153 269

39 902

107 095

300 266

 

The total discharged amount of all metals to water was 8,9 kg during 2017.

Metal discharges to water, kg

Europe

North America

Asia and Australia

TOTAL

Aluminum

0

0

0

0

Copper

0,062

3,86

0

3,921

Zinc

0,555

2,505

0

3,06

Cadmium

0,013

0,012

0

0,024

Lead

0,2

0,022

0

0,223

Mercury

0

0,002

0

0,002

Chromium

0,061

0,012

0

0,002

Nickel

0,111

0,016

0

0,127

Other metals

1,49

0,01

0

1,502

 

Organics and nutrients to water, kg

Europe

North America

Asia and Australia

TOTAL

Biochemical Oxygen Demand

417

4 576

20

5014

Chemical Oxygen Demand

2 442

8 519

40

11 001

Total Organic Carbon

0

0

0

0

Oil and Grease

0,02

599

0

599

Nitric nutrients

208

0

2

210

Phosphoric nutrients

23

18

0

41

Total solids

3 090,02

13 712

62

16 864

 

306-2 - Waste by type and disposal method

In 2017, we recycled 85 percent (85) of our waste, 11 percent (11) of which as energy recovery by means of incineration. A total of 17 390 (18 050) tons of waste were generated, 760 (1 680) tons of which were hazardous waste.
We sent 1 220 (1 360) tons to external landfill, which represents 7 percent of the total waste volume. This consists, for example, of process waste, which may contain contents of heavy metals that are too high for recycling or materials that cannot be incinerated, such as stone ceramics and composites.

Non-hazardous waste, kg

Europe

North America

Asia and Australia

TOTAL

Reuse

8 314

183 639

0

191 953

Recycling

16 178 009

5 867 226

65 000

22 110 235

Recovery

276 145

0

0

281 045

Energy recovery

1 716 563

78 200

20 000

1 925 473

Incineration

357 665

0

0

357 665

Landfill

1 017 542

1 344 881

285 878

2 648 301

On-site storage

3 100

20 485

0

23 585

Other destination

122 713

25 124

55 590

203 427

Total

19 680 051

7 519 555

426 468

28 070 941


Hazardous waste, kg

Europe

North America

Asia and Australia

TOTAL

Reuse

5

0

0

5

Recycling

36 190

20 462

217 044

273 696

Recovery

12 119

0

0

12 119

Energy recovery

20 969

19 461

10 101

50 531

Incineration

120 780

384 436

41 318

546 534

Landfill

73 197

27 216

26 701

127 114

On-site storage

3 001

569

0

3 570

Other destination

388 508

43 020

1 960

433 488

Total

654 769

495 164

297 124

1 464 618

Waste categories

306-3 - Number and volume of significant spills

No significant spills were reported during 2017.

306-4 - Transport of hazardous waste

Not reported.

306-5 - Water bodies affected by water discharges and/or runoff

Not reported.

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