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Our Manufacturing 2015* 2016
Total materials purchased by Coats (tonnes) 136,249 146,234
Materials used in Coats products (tonnes) 90,444 95,261

Materials purchased from non-renewable sources (tonnes)

113,736 123,755

Total energy used to manufacture Coats products (million kWh)

833 829
Electricity used (%) 32% 30%
Natural gas used (%) 33% 35%
Oil used (%) 6% 6%
Coal used (%) 0.3% 0.3%
Other fuels used (%) 29% 29%

Energy used per unit of production (kWh per kg dyed product)

12.2 11.9

Volume of water used to manufacture Coats products (million cubic metres).

8.3 8.2
Municipal supply (%) 39% 38%
Ground water source (%) 27% 26%
Natural watercourses and reservoirs (%) 30% 28%
Other (%) 4% 8%

Water used per unit of production (litres per kg dyed product)

121 118

Percentage of packaging made from recycled materials

56% 58%
Total waste generated (tonnes)** 4,804 4,161

Waste material generated as a proportion of the raw materials used in manufacturing (%)

5.3% 4.4%

 

* Restated data to exclude divisions sold during 2015 (ie excludes Coats Philippines & EU Crafts)

**Waste data further restated for 2015 due to a wider scope for what is defined as waste

For more information on our historical performance download our full data disclosure.

 

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