Environmental Management

As a supply company, GELSENWASSER bears particular responsibility and therefore declared environmental protection as a corporate goal at a very early stage. First and foremost, the provision of the population with drinking water requires the company to actively protect the environment.  Only then, the present high quality of drinking water can be maintained and preserved for future generations. The water cycle must remain intact to ensure, in the long run, a production of drinking water by treatment methods which remain as close to nature as possible. The GELSENWASSER logo symbolises this principle: a blue river in green countryside.

To systematically establish environmental protection in the company, GELSENWASSER has developed an environmental management system in compliance with the requirements of EMAS and DIN EN ISO 14001. In this context, responsibilities and processes for environmentally relevant areas have been defined.  The environmental policy has been formulated in the form of seven environmental guidelines. They represent the guiding principles for an environmentally responsible behaviour within the company.

In the future, GELSENWASSER will continue to develop its environmental management system. In the medium and long term, this field will prove to be the driving engine for market success.The annual Environmental Statement comprises reports on achievements and new objectives in terms of continuous improvement.



Ulrich Peterwitz
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