Cradle to Cradle certification - Water and Soil Stewardship
In our environmental action plan and through our Cradle to Cradle certification part Water and Soil Stewardship, we continue to work on good management of our water resources.
Own water treatment process in our paint division
Our annual water intake in 2022 was 1,481 m³. Most of this is for sanitary and domestic use, 874m³ and is treated in the public water treatment plant in Deinze.
A small part, 28m³ we process in our products when making gypsum. The remainder, 579m³, is water used in the coating process in our paint division for the pre-treatment baths, rinsing, cleaning out and part demi-water. We have our own water treatment plant which allows us to use this water in a long cycle. About once a year, the water is refreshed and the effluents and water from the pre-treatment baths are collected and processed by an authorised processor.
Environmental action plan
Within our environmental action plan, we continue to work towards continuous improvement of our processes.