Our production sites also generated some hazardous waste, mainly from the powder coating process. The total amount of hazardous waste we generated in 2022 was 402 tonnes, of which more than 50% was recycled. We are continuously working to reduce the amount of hazardous waste generated. A good example is our plant in Spain, where by optimising the painting process and opening a second painting line for small series, we achieved a 32% reduction in total powder paint waste from 2020 to 2022.
Offices Through our network of Sustainability Ambassadors, we have organised a number of local events to raise awareness among employees about how they can do more to reduce our global footprint. The ambassadors usually share small awareness posters via email, with tips and tricks on how to use energy and water more wisely, or how to reduce our waste. These individual actions can add up to make a significant impact. Thanks to awareness campaigns and new home working policies in some of our subsidiaries, our electricity consumption has fallen by 50% compared to the base year (2018), while the share of green electricity in our office buildings has increased from 29% to 62% over the same period.
Electricity consumption - commercial offices
12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound
Renewable sources Non-renewable sources
2,500 2,000 1,500 1,000 500
management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimise their adverse impacts on human health and the environment. 12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.
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7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. 7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.
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