Targets and Future Measures
Recyclability, recycling and re-use
The quantitative targets and future measures described in the following were defined by the Managing Board of Wienerberger AG and the business unit CEOs as well as CFOs. The decisions were taken on the basis of the materiality matrix developed in 2014 for the individual business units and at Group level. The measures foreseen are part of the Wienerberger Sustainability Roadmap 2020.
Further development of system solutions in building materials and infrastructure
At Group level we commit to the use of secondary raw material, provided it is technically feasible. The availability of such material, production processes to ensure a uniform level of quality, possibilities of transport, and adequate processing will have to be evaluated.
Clay Building Materials Europe (CBME) will perform a feasibility study in 2015, to be followed by an evaluation of potential roll-out to other local companies.
North America has already introduced a production system based on a closed resource cycle. This means that scrap or waste is re-introduced into the production cycle. A pilot line for the use of fly ash in production is to be installed by 2016. Top priority will always be given to the quality of the finished product.
Pipelife intends to increase the amount of recycling material per ton of product produced from 58.9 kg in 2014 to 70 kg in 2020.
Semmelrock will analyze the recycling potential in its various fields of production in 2015 and subsequently evaluate the possibilities of substitution in the production process.
Steinzeug-Keramo will undergo the periodic process of Cradle to Cradle® re-certification in 2015.