12. Resource Management

The company discloses what qualitative and quantitative goals it has set itself with regard to its resource efficiency, in particular its use of renewables, the increase in raw material productivity and the reduction in the usage of ecosystem services, which measures and strategies it is pursuing to this end, how these are or will be achieved, and where it sees there to be risks.

To ensure continuous improvement of our environmental performance, we have set measurable environmental and energy goals for our Mainz and Hallein (Austria) sites for the year 2020. Every company at the Mainz site devises measures to achieve those goals. For the Mainz site a list and description of the goals, measures and the extent to which the goals have been achieved are in the Environmental Statement 2020 (pp. 41-46).  

The goals, measures and progress status for the Hallein site are in the following table:

Company Type of Goal Goal Implementation Status
 W&M Holding GmbH Environmental Conserve 15% of bottled water in glass  No more orders to be placed for bottles of non-aerated water. Orders will still be placed for carbonated water in glass bottles. Remaining inventory will be used up
W&M Holding GmbH Environmental Dispense with 100% juices in glass bottles No more orders for juices in glass bottles; no replacement. The remaining Pago bottles will be recycled.  
W&M Holding GmbH Energy Reduce energy use (heating) by 2% over previous year   Raise employees' awareness, set down measures to be taken. In process
Werner & Mertz Professional Vertriebs  GmbH Environmental Increase share of green care products to  20%  of entire portfolio   Conversion of entire portfolio In process
Werner & Mertz Professional Vertriebs GmbH Energy Reduce fuel consumption by sales field representatives by 1% over previous year   Conduct ECO Driver training for sales reps. Scheduling for driver training to be coordinated.
Werner & Mertz Professional Vertriebs GmbH Energy Reduce energy consumption (heating) by 2% over previous year   Raise employees' awareness, set down measures to be taken. Investigate consumption  
Erdal GmbH Environmental Decrease the amount of print subscriptions by 10% over previous year.   The usefulness of print subscriptions will be checked  and, if possible, converted to digital subscriptions.    Create a list of subscriptions
Erdal GmbH Environmental Reduce the amount of printouts by 5% over previous year. Make employees aware of potential   savings Investigate consumption
Erdal GmbH Energy Reduce energy use (heating) by 2% over previous year. Raise employees' awareness, set down measures to be taken. Investigate consumption
Werner & Mertz GmbH & Co.KG Environmental Reduce truck transport of 1,350 km for disposal of wastewater by installing a new wastewater treatment facility in Hallein   120 tons of wastewater resulting from shoe polish production will be directed to the new wastewater facility and will no long be trucked 270 km to Wilhelmsburg for disposal. In process (Installation of wastewater facility at end of June 2020)

Reference was made to the direct and indirect environmental impact and the associated risks in Criteria 10.