Our EcoVision III environmental action program began in 2006 and will run through 2009. In developing this program, societal relevance provided the foundation for a focus on energy efficiency, chemical content of products, and take-back and recycling, which are Green Focal Areas for product development. Further, we are continuing to work on optimizing our processes, striving to significantly reduce or eliminate emissions of the hazardous substances.
Now, we have set even more ambitious targets with our fourth EcoVision program. With EcoVision4 we have committed to:
- Double our investment in Green Innovations over the next five years to EUR 1 billion.
- Aim for 30% of total revenues to come from Green Products by 2012.
- Further increase the energy efficiency of our operations by 25% by 2012.
With these targets we will continue to improve our products and processes.