Reducing Water Usage
As a result of development and innovation, we've been able to cut our appliance water consumption by more than half since the 1990s. During the production process, our factories have significantly reduced the use of fresh water from the public supply while overall water requirements in our factories have fallen every year on record.
Reducing Energy Usage
One of the most significant means of reducing manufacturing consumption is to ensure that all products are designed to minimize environmental impact and conserve resources. As a result, we redesigned our dishwasher packaging to allow for three-high stacking on a standard trailer, as opposed to only two, resulting in 50% more product shipped with no increase in fuel consumption.
By regulating production, from purchasing raw materials to transport logistics, assembly, and delivery, we keep environmental impact to a minimum. For example, each of our 29 purchasing sites around the world relies on locally based suppliers, which keeps transportation distances to a minimum and makes for a lower carbon footprint. Collecting and separating paper, cardboard, plastic, film, glass, wood and metal waste is also a standard practice in all our factories. As a result, 92% of the total waste volume is now recycled.