Using raw materials responsibly and efficiently forms the basis of our environment-friendly operation. Our company was certified in accordance with the international environmental management standard 14001 back in 2002 and successfully converted to the 2015 version. We are therefore committed to pursuing defined environmental objectives in a continuous process of improvement and continually monitoring their results and compliance with all relevant laws.
With our new dryer facility with integrated heat recovery plant in 2006, we were able to reduce our energy consumption by a third. Even our high-quality standards for our products are a fundamental element of our green corporate strategy.
Around 80% of the water required in the OWA plant is vaporized in the production process. The white clouds that can be seen over the Amorbach plant consist almost entirely of pure water vapor. The residual production water is recirculated, only 8% of the overall volume of water is disposed of via a local purification plant.