Our water is supplied exclusively by the regional water utility company. The total water consumption in the year under review amounted to 12,146,000 litres and was thus clearly lower than in the previous year. This can be attributed, among other things, to the fact that only one of the two canteens was operated in the reporting period due to renovation work. Repairs to a damaged fire water line also helped to reduce water consumption.
As a provider of insurance services, the issue of water discharge is of minor relevance to us. The volume of water discharged in the reporting period corresponds to the volume of water consumption and thus totalled 12,146,000 litres. Our water is discharged into the municipal sewage network. Environmentally critical effluents are not discharged in connection with our business operations. As a non-manufacturing enterprise, our company has not taken any steps to recycle or reuse water.