As the temperature of the world increases due to effects of the climate change, changes taking place in the ecosystem and the environment make access to water even more limited.

At Limak Cement Group plants, mains water and underground waters are basically used for cooling, dedusting, washing and watering. The Group that is aware that water is a limited resource prioritizes the efficiency of water resources and recycling. In this context, since water resources used for cooling is used in the form of closed cycle, it has a high level of recovery. Waste waters generated at cement production process are collected in pools, and such waters are recycled following settling and filtering. Waste water that cannot be recovered following consumption are processed at waste water treatment facilities and discharged into natural receiving environments in compliance with quality parameters and limit values specified in discharge standards. For Limak Cement Group, renewing what is existing is among our operations of high priority by constantly tracking, improving water efficiency works and establishing the necessary infrastructure.

At all plants of the Group, trainings associated with ISO 14046 Water Footprint Standard were completed in 2021, and one of the Group's near future targets is completing the process of shifting to ISO 14046 Water Footprint Standard at 30% of its plants as a minimum. As a result of the correct analysis of water footprint, amount of water extracted from nature and to be added to the system will be reduced by 15% by 2030.