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Water usage is carefully monitored, and steps are taken to minimize withdrawal, including the circulation of process and cooling water to reduce the reliance on fresh water.

The company’s emissions to water primarily include nitrogen compounds, oxygen-consuming substances, and metals. As part of our commitment to environmental stewardship, all wastewater from production processes undergoes treatment before release to ensure that all discharges adhere to acceptable limits.

In manufacturing operations, particularly in hot environments, a certain amount of water will naturally transpire and evaporate. However, the volumes evaporated are negligible in comparison to overall production and water quantities. All withdrawn water is either released back to recipients following appropriate treatment (either in our own facilities or through third-party treatment operations) or is circulated and reused. Water withdrawal and discharges are executed with control and adhere to applicable permits.

Sandvik employs the WWF tool, the Water Scarcity Risk Map, to identify sites situated in water stress areas. We have mapped sites representing 95 percent of our water consumption, with 10 facilities located in areas experiencing high to very high water stress risk. These specific sites account for approximately 6 percent of our total water consumption.

Data on water

You find data on water in the note for environmental footprint in our Annual report.

View data in the environmental footprint note in the Annual report

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