Resource water

Water protection through modern technology and continuously reduced consumption

Every day, large amounts of water are taken from the Elbe for production purposes and returned to the river following a complicated process of mechanical and biological cleaning. The Elbe river is part of the “Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve”. Our pulp factory is further surrounded by nature reserves and conservation areas and located at the edge of a “NATURA 2000” area. We attach great importance to handling the natural resources that have been entrusted to us with enormous care.

One of the most important environmental parameters in this field is water consumption per ton of pulp. We have been able to reduce this figure continuously over the last few years. To this end, the company is investing heavily in new, modern plant engineering.

Compliance with strict environmental requirements is constantly monitored by the company and the authorities.