The use of energy is a significant environmental impact of our activities. We are committed to taking the use of resources in our operational strategies fully into consideration. It is essential that all our local sites drive positive change through enhancing initiatives and optimisations. Continuous efforts are currently being made to reduce energy consumption and adopt more responsible practices. As a Group, we strongly believe that these initiatives reflect our customers' demand to work with a responsible supplier.
The manufacturing stage of the products concentrates most of the energy consumption during the product life cycle. Nevertheless, the distribution stage, with the 96 operated warehouses also consumes energy, about 45,000 Mwh and it is our responsibility to reduce it. Each local entity is encouraged to develop an energy strategy based on its access to resources and its current consumption.