The focus of our efforts to conserve the environment is on reducing CO2 emissions caused primarily by our business travel and by the supply of electricity and heat to our office premises. In addition, we make every effort to ensure the economical and resource-saving use of materials and raw materials such as paper and water as well as to cut waste quantities. We record central consumption data for our head office in Hannover.
In relation to our direct environmental aspects we have defined various operational targets for 2020 that are published in our EMAS statement. They include, among other things, reducing our electricity consumption by 10% per employee, cutting the need for climate-neutral heating energy by 5%, reducing paper consumption by 15% as well as maintaining our water consumption and CO2 emissions level.