ALTANA tracks its consumption of drinking water as well as groundwater and surface water. ECKART Pigments Ky has the largest water consumption, which is associated with the specific production processes that involve the use of a natural mineral as a raw material. However, water consumption has been
reduced considerably with process optimization, and a conversion to synthetic glass flakes as base material will further cut it down. When leakages were discovered at ACTEGA Foshan, the entire piping network was renovated, which will have a positive effect on the 2012 balance.