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Other emissions into the air

Environment

Responsibility

Alongside emissions of greenhouse gases, energy generation and industrial production result in further emissions into the air. Our goal is a further reduction and greater control of such emissions.


Our ESHQ management system sets the framework to achieve the statutory thresholds. Relevant sources of emissions are constantly monitored in accordance with statutory requirements.





Our production and exhaust gas treatment facilities are fitted with emissions monitoring devices. Action includes returning exhaust gases to production processes and thermal processing of residual gases with a high calorific value as a substitute for natural gas. We also take the emissions profile into account through state-of-the art technical design and planning of new facilities.

Other emissions into the air

in metric tons

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Carbon monoxide (CO)

1.017 

1,066

1,053

889

1,057

Sulfur oxides(SOX / SO2)

3,652

3,215

3,052

2,424

2,297

Nitrogen oxides (NOX/NO2)

4.963

4,734

4,739

4,478

4,528

Non-methane volatile organiv compounds (NMVOC)

1.019

951

835

661

701

Particulates

441

363

366

257

359

Heavy Metals (As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb, Zn)

1,38

1.41

1.58

0.15

0.23

Emissions of ozone-depleting substances
in metric tons CFC-11 equivalents

0,05

0.07

0.09

0.16

0.07

Sustainability Report 2016

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Sustainability Report 2016 (pdf, 5,76 MB)
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