In most cases, the scope of the reported environmental indicators is limited to the relevant R&D and production sites in Beerse, Geel and Olen. The footprint of these sites for each of the reported indicators amounts to more than 95% of our total footprint in Belgium, however.

Water consumption (1)

Origin2010 (m³)2011 (m³)2012 (m³)2013 (m³)
Beerse 1
Tap water612.564614.316692.187562.852
Rain water (2)24.3786.2759.97218.718
Ground water (3)12.89246.57650.04750.632
Tap water371.296367.327370.411346.490
Ground water (3)10.2742.1316.2253.371
Tap water7.8837.1426.8106.692
Tap water2.517000
Total water consumption1.041.8041.043.7671.135.652988.755
HF2015 Objective: -10% (basis 2010)0,2%9,0%-5,1%
  • (1)

    Scope: J&J WWEHS MAARS sites (R&D en productie sites). 

  • (2)

    Only the proportion of rainwater that is collected and reused as process water is indicated.

  • (3)

    Although soil remediation work is in progress in Beerse and Geel, the groundwater that is pumped up is not taken into account here, except for the proportion that is considered for use as process water. The Geel site has a license for extracting ground water, the volumes of which are specified.

Water reuse (1)

Origin2010 (m³)2011 (m³)2012 (m³)2013 (m³)
Beerse 1
Rain water24.3786.2759.97218.718
Ground water (soil remediation)12.89246.57650.04750.632
recycled WWTP effluent71.37120.05613.8940
recycled effluent for electrolyt production3437260132
Process water (4)02.00025.00018.000
% of the total water consumption10,4%7,2%8,7%8,8%
  • (4)

    These volumes have been estimated to the best of our ability.

Water emissions, flow and refuse load (1)

SiteOwn water purification?Destination of effluent2010 (m³)2011 (m³)2012 (m³)2013 (m³)
Beerse 1Yes, 2-step purificationSurface water - Oude Dijkloop957.106956.0661.031.065866.129
Olen (5)NoIndustrial Wastewater Treatment Stelen3.6602.8812.9453.306
GeelYes, 3-step purificationIndustrial Wastewater Treatment Stelen507.289477.566500.128473.431
TOTAL (6)1.468.0551.436.5131.534.1381.342.866

Beerse 1 (7)

Parameter2010 (kg)2011 (kg)2012 (kg)2013 (kg)
BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand) (8)2.0267735.5931.195
COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) (9)30.70435.18352.75323.377
ZS (10)12.75615.92821.2546.712
Ntotal (11)1.8871.9203.5182.988
Ptotal (12)9231.2241.486875
Zn (13)884782119
Cl (14)237.455249.954217.967239.918
  • (5)

    The difference in the water consumption is due to the polluted industrial waste water that is selectively collected and treated in the water purification plant of the Geel site, as well as the water that evaporates in cooling towers.

  • (6)

    The difference to the total water consumption is caused by the ongoing soil remediation projects at the Beerse and Geel sites, the rainwater that enters the water treatment plant, the water in the products we produce and the water that evaporates in cooling towers.

  • (7)

    Given the fact that Beerse I is the only site where the waste water is discharged directly to surface waters (Oude Dijkloop), only the discharged loads of this site are indicated. The destination of the waste water from Olen and Geel is the waste water treatment station (RWZI) in Stelen.

  • (8)

    BZV: biological oxygen consumption.

  • (9)

    CZV: chemical oxygen consumption.

  • (10)

    ZS: volatile substances.

  • (11)

    Ntotal: total nitrogen.

  • (12)

    Ptotal: total phosphorous.

  • (13)

    Zn: zinc.

  • (14)

    Cl: chlorides.

    Energy consumption (15)

    Beerse 1
    Natural gasMWh161.617145.662146.557143.835
    Light fuel oil (16)liter52.70075.00058.729604.156
    Totaal warmte- of stoomproductieGJ (ovw)478.560454.000
    Totaal energieverbruik954.987796.565
    Directe CO2-emissie (17) (18)Tons29.46726.63126.75027.840
    Indirecte CO2-emissie (18) (19) (20)Tons18.49019.25919.31318.598
    Totaal energieverbruikGJ832.790794.437797.638796.565
    Total CO2 emission (18) (21)Tons48464646.438
    Natural gasMWh64.92154.99756.56254.102
    Light fuel oilliter15.90021.20030.50042.908
    Direct CO2 emission (17) (18)Tons11.82210.03610.2649.981
    Indirecte CO2-emissie (18) (19) (20)Tons8.8808.9298.9758.912
    Totaal energieverbruikGJ358.340327.074333.270324.659
    Total CO2 emission (18) (21)Tons21191918.893
    Natural gasMWh2.7182.3432.2562.319
    Direct CO2 emission (17) (18)Tons523451434423
    Indirecte CO2-emissie (18) (19) (20)Tons596589558521
    Totaal energieverbruikGJ18.67417.34016.55316.154
    Total CO2 emission (18) (21)Tons11992944
    Beerse 2
    Natural gasMWh1.1429238421.006
    Direct CO2 emission (17) (18)Tons220178162183
    Indirecte CO2-emissie (18) (19) (20)Tons1.2721.2391.1861.161
    Totaal energieverbruikGJ24.72923.46322.32522.448
    Total CO2 emission (18) (21)Tons1111.344
    Mechelen (22)
    Natural gasMWh2.465000
    Direct CO2 emission (17) (18)Tons449000
    Indirecte CO2-emissie (18) (19) (20)Tons975000
    Totaal energieverbruikGJ24.127000
    Total CO2 emission (18) (21)Tons1.706000
    Totaal energieverbruikGJ1.258.6601.162.3141.169.7861.159.826
    Direct CO2 emission (17) (18)Tons4237.29637.61138.427
    Indirecte CO2-emissie (18) (19) (20)Tons30.21330.01530.03229.192
    Total CO2 emission (18) (21)Tons72.69567.31167.64267.619
    HF2015 Objective 2020 (-20% basis 2010)%-7,4%-7,0%0,5%
    • (15)

      Scope: Beerse 1, Beerse 2, Geel, Olen and Mechelen.

    • (16)

      In 2013, the stock of light heating oil was used.

    • (17)

      Direct CO2 emission, related to the consumption of natural gas and light fuel oil.

    • (18)

      CO2: carbon dioxide.

    • (19)

      Indirect CO2 emission, related to the electricity consumption.

    • (20)

      The CO2 emission for all years has changed because of adapted emission factors, according to the latest climate assessment report of IPCC ‘Climate Change 2013, The Physical Science Basis’

    • (21)

      Total CO2 emission, direct and indirect.

    • (22)

      The activities in Mechelen were moved to Beerse; the figures represent an average of the period 2003-2009.

    Air emissions(1)

    Type2010 (kg)2011 (kg)2012 (kg)2013 (kg)
    Beerse 1/Olen
    VOS (23)9.6226.7335.6293.083
    NOx (24)26.07516.12713.52815.505
    VOS (23) (25)4.3545.93017.02621.249
    NOx (24)9.7706.5896.7297.357
    VOS (23) (25)13.97612.66322.65524.332
    NOx (24) (26)35.84522.71620.25722.862
    • (23)

      VOS: volatile organic substances (conducted emissions).

    • (24)

      NOx: nitrogen oxides (conducted emissions).

    • (25)

      Sedert 2012, zijn we in staat om de geleide emissie van de alifatische alcoholen kwantitatief te bepalen. Dit verklaart de stijging van de hoeveelheid VOS.

    • (26)

      The Beerse and Geel sites take part in  the 'NOx Environmental Agreement' of essenscia vlaanderen (the Flemish Federation of the Chemical Industry and Life Sciences). We invested in both energy efficiency and in the installation of ‘low-NOx’ burners on our boilers. This explains the drop in the conducted NOx emissions.

    Cooling gas emissions(1) 

    Beerse 1/Olen
    Total HCFC emission (27) (28)kg2,412,915,1829,6
    Total HFC emission (27) (29)kg183,021.027,20342,5797,85
    Total ODP (30)R11-eq0,120,150,261,18
    Total GWP (31)kg CO2 eq (18)287.8261.526.655598.159,00249.544,8
    Total HCFC emission (27) (28)kg1,230,0010,3310,4
    Total HFC emission (27) (29)kg101,700,0095,64200,47
    Total ODP (30)R11-eq0,060,000,520,42
    Total GWP (31)kg CO2 eq (18)216.5080,00157.057,00374.947,34
    Total HCFC emission (27) (28)kg3,642,9115,5140,00
    Total HFC emission (27) (29)kg284,721.027,20438,21298,32
    Total ODP (30)R11-eq0,180,150,781,60
    Total GWP (31)kg CO2 eq (18)504.3341.526.655755.217,00624.492,14
    • (27)

      Cooling gas emissions are calculated on the basis of the augmented quantities during the maintenance of the installations.

    • (28)

      HCFC: chlorodifluoromethane.

    • (29)

      HFC: hydrofluorocarbons.

    • (30)

      ODP: Ozone Depletion Potential, expressed in CFC-11 equivalents.

    • (31)

      GWP: Global Warming Potential, expressed in kg CO2 equivalents.


    Type2010 (kg)2011 (kg)2012 (kg)2013 (kg)
    Total Hazardous Waste (32)1.981.8132.320.9441.825.3312.190.327
    Total Non-Hazardous Waste3.275.7703.852.5905.428.8147.076.010
    Total Waste5.257.5836.173.5347.254.1459.266.337
    Of which not reused or recycled (33)2.922.8433.312.6144.585.2424.511.864
    Healthy Future 2015 Objective (-10%, basis 2010)13,30%56,90%54,37%
    Total Hazardous Waste13.980.20015.453.00015.106.00016.396.000
    Total Non-Hazardous Waste3.327.5003.008.0003.177.0003.416.000
    Total Waste17.307.70018.461.00018.283.00019.812.000
    Of which not reused or recycled (33)11.387.80011.183.00010.424.00011.686.000
    Healthy Future 2015 Objective (-10%, basis 2010)-1,80%-8,50%2,62%
    Total Hazardous Waste (32)19.496 - - -
    Total Non-Hazardous Waste12.300 - - -
    Total Waste31.796 - - -
    Of which not reused or recycled (33)25.306 - - -
    Healthy Future 2015 Objective (-10%, basis 2010)-100,00%-100,00%-100,00%
    Total Hazardous Waste (32)15.981.50917.773.94416.931.33118.586.327
    Total Non-Hazardous Waste6.615.5706.860.5908.605.81410.492.010
    Total Waste22.597.07924.634.53425.537.14529.078.337
    Of which not reused or recycled (33)14.335.94914.495.61415.009.24216.197.864
    Healthy Future 2015 Objective (-10%, basis 2010)1,10%4,70%12,99%
    • (32)

      Including biological and radioactive waste.

    • (33)

      The sum of the waste with destination landfill, physicochemical treatment and incineration with energy recovery.

    Cross-border transport of waste (1) (34)

    1013/2006 criteriaDestination2010 (kg)2011 (kg)2012 (kg)2013 (kg)
    Green Waste List (35)Great Britain1.7371.7371.5461.089
    Green Waste List (35)The Netherlands01.61000
    Orange Waste List (35)France00155.480269.170
    Orange Waste List (36)Great Britain310.480695.940744.220812.960
    Orange Waste List (36)Germany43.000075.240132.940
    Orange Waste List (36)The Netherlands020.000015.490
    Total Green Waste List (35)1.7373.3471.5461.089
    % of the total non-hazardous waste0,03%0,05%0,02%0,01%
    Total Orange Waste List (36)353.480715.940974.9401.230.560
    % of the total hazardous waste2,21%4,03%5,76%6,62%
    Total cross-boundary waste transport355.217719.287976.4861.231.649
    % of the total waste1,57%2,92%3,82%4,24%
    • (34)

      Cross-border transport of waste and % of the total waste, by Member State (Commission Regulation (EU) 1013/2006).

    • (35)

      List of waste products that should be accompanied by specific information as referred to in Article 18 of the Regulation, see Annex III of the Regulation.

    • (36)

      List of waste products to which the procedure of prior written notification and permission applies, see Annex IV of the Regulation.

    Monetary value of significant fines (1)

    Number of significant environment-related fines (37)0000
    Monetary value of significant environment-related fines (37)0000
    Number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental legislation0000
    • (37)

      Significant penalties: fines > 50,000 USD cf. J&J Worldwide Environmental, Health and Safety Standards.


    For Janssen, ecological sustainability starts from the development of new products, with the application of green chemistry and green technology.

    During the production of our medicines, we aim to continuously improve our environmental performance. At the end of the life cycle of our medicines, we take a careful and responsible line in this context.

    In this broad field of action, we aim to reduce our ecological footprint as much as possible: fewer raw materials, efficient production through reduced water and energy consumption, and production of less waste and emissions.

    This leads to a win-win situation: Janssen minimizes its impact on the environment from the outset, while, at the same time, saving a lot of time and money in the long run.