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  • 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

Waste generation

The amount of waste produced throughout the Group was reduced by 16% in comparison with 2016. The reduction can primarily be attributed to the reduction of technical waste. The amount of technical waste fluctuates from year to year as the result of projects that are conducted at irregular intervals. For detailed comments on the figures for each individual company, please refer to the interactive benchmarking tool.

You can find further information on our waste management policies here.

Reporting against standards

By reporting the amount of waste we generate, we partially cover the GRI 306-2 (Waste by type and disposal method) GRI indicator and the E04-01 (Total waste in tonnes) EFFAS indicator. This data is also relevant for criterion 11 (Usage of natural resources) of the German Sustainability Code. It is also used for reporting on the Global Compact  principles 7 (Precautionary approach) and 8 (Promoting environmental responsibility).