CRADLE TO CRADLE (C2C) CERTIFICATION

Rotocoat works towards achieving the C2C Bronze certificate. Staco, who obtained the C2C Silver certification in 2020, which less than 200 European Businesses have achieved, is working towards extension of the C2C certificate.

TOTAL ENERGY AND WATER CONSUMPTION

In 2021, our total energy consumption has gone up to 25,625 mWh (2020: 24,845 mWh), an increase of 1.03% and our total water consumption has gone up to 27,370 m3 (2020: 25,905 m3), an increase of 1.05%. This is mainly due to the production increase in 2021 and the lower production because of COVID-19 in 2020.

DUTCH WIND REDUCES CO2 EMISSIONS

Our CO2 production (scope 1 and 2) in 2021 amounts to 16,216 tons (2020: 19,700 tons, a reduction of 3,484 tons, approximately 21.5%). This decrease can be explained by the procurement of electricity for our Dutch Business Units via the Dutch Wind certificate. We are also looking into the procurement of green energy in Poland from 2022 and Rotocoat is investigating the options for installing a windmill at one of their sites.

By switching from gas to electric where possible, we can further reduce our CO2 emissions. With our (replacement) investments, energy consumption and CO2 emissions are subjects that are discussed and are part of the decision-making process.