Management of Resources
Taking responsibility for our environment is a priority in everything we do. In this context, we review the global consumption on an annual basis and are committed to an efficient utilization of all resources.
We encourage our employees around the world to produce as little waste and wastewater as possible. Our basic principle of waste and wastewater management is based on the “4 Rs”: reduce, reuse, recycle and recover.
Water is a precious resource whose value becomes even more evident in view of climate change and the droughts it has brought, especially in the poorest countries of the world. That is why it is important to us to use the water required for our operational processes efficiently, and to minimize our negative impact on the water quality. Essentially, our activities do however not require a high level of water consumption. Besides fresh water consumption in the sanitary facilities in the offices, water is mainly used at our facilities and car washes at the OIL! Tankstellen. At OIL! Tankstellen, older carwashes – usually owned by the station operator – are successively being replaced by water-saving models.
Waste & Wastewater Management
We record industrial waste (e.g. metals, packaging) as well as hazardous waste (e.g. product remnants, separator residues), which requires special treatment and must be disposed of separately. Most of the hazardous waste at our plants consists of residues from oil-water separators or oily materials such as cans. These are collected and processed by us or by licensed contractors. All of our service stations use oil-water separators or other wastewater treatment systems to process wastewater.