Our waste management is organized according to uniform principles across the Group. The implementation lies in the responsibility of the national companies. On a Group level, we have not set a goal for the reduction of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. Instead, our national companies are developing their own waste strategies or updating their current strategies on the basis of our International Waste Management Framework, which we adopted in 2013. They are also setting their own targets, giving top priority to reducing hazardous waste such as lead batteries.
Group-wide waste increased slightly by 15 percent compared to 2019. This increase is mainly due to the increase in technical waste. The quantities of technical waste fluctuate from year to year depending on projects that are implemented irregularly. For detailed comments on the figures for each individual company, please refer to the interactive benchmarking tool.