1. In Linköping, Sweden water consumption was reduced by about 15 per cent during the year after adopting the new water-cooling and washing process control system.
2. At the Vantaa plant, in Finland, a suggestion by an employee for increasing the efficiency of machine use enabled water consumption to be cut by hundreds of cubic metres a year.
3. At the Rakvere pork production plant in Estonia, a project was set up with the aim of developing a process for thoroughly cleaning production areas between different breeding batches. The goal is to improve hygiene, while at the same time reducing water consumption. The effects on water consumption will be visible during 2018.
4. At the Rakvere unit also a two per cent reduction in water consumption was brought about by changing the water softeners in the steam boiler.
5. At the Tabasalu production plant in Estonia, the adoption of a new cooling water recycling system resulted in a two per cent reduction in water consumption.
6. In Latvia a water treatment plant was installed in 2017. A water softener was installed to the water-refilling unit, which was installed six years ago. The reagent is a salt tablet.
7. At the Linköping production facility in Sweden, the process of handling manure in the slaughterhouse was changed. The new process allows all the wastewater created in the production process to be cleaned in its own purification plant before being transferred to the municipal wastewater treatment plant.
8. At the Polish production plant, the amount of wastewater generated has been reduced by installing a brine filter.
9. In Finland, a new modern wastewater treatment system was installed in the new Rauma plant. The system is based on continuously controllable, double-line, mechanical-chemical separation of solids. The system has replaced the water treatment system used at the Eura plant.