Environment costs and -expenditure; enterprises > 10 employees; key figures


This table shows key figures on the environmental investments and the financial burden on enterprises (with 10 or more employees) in the economic sectors mining and quarrying, industry and energy and water production. The term 'environment' is defined as everything outside the company's premises, including soil in that area.

Data available from: 2012

Status of the figures:
Data for 2012-2018 are definite, the 2019 data are provisional.
Following publication of definite results, the figures are only reviewed if significant adjustments are necessary.

Changes as of 5 August 2020:
- Definite data are available for 2018, and provisional data for 2019 has been added.
- The topic ‘Received environmental transfers’ for 2016 was not reliable enough. The figure has therefore been removed and replaced by a period.

When will new figures be published?
In the third quarter of 2021 the definite results for 2019 and the provisional results for 2020 will be available.

Environment costs and -expenditure; enterprises > 10 employees; key figures

Periods Environmental investmentsTotal environmental investments (mln euro) Environmental investmentsShare in total investment (%) Environmental investments by domainWaterTotal Water (mln euro) Environmental investments by domainWaterWater saving (mln euro) Environmental investments by domainWaterWater (other) (mln euro) Environmental investments by domainAir and energyTotal Air and energy (mln euro) Environmental investments by domainAir and energyEnergy saving (mln euro) Environmental investments by domainAir and energyRenewable energy (mln euro) Environmental investments by domainAir and energyAir (mln euro) Environmental investments by domainSoil (mln euro) Environmental investments by domainWaste (mln euro) Environmental investments by domainNoise (mln euro) Environmental investments by domainLandscape (mln euro) Environmental costsEnvironmental costs of own activities (mln euro) Environmental costsPaid environmental transfers (mln euro) Environmental costsReceived environmental transfers (mln euro) Environmental costsNet environmental costs (mln euro)
2012 497 3.7 67 1 66 303 101 81 122 45 39 . . 965 551 624 892
2013 402 3.0 34 2 33 302 65 119 119 39 7 . . 953 558 672 839
2014 1,119 7.3 195 5 190 767 . . 525 18 94 . . . . . 860
2015 1,964 11.5 113 20 93 1,702 336 611 755 82 29 25 12 . . . 980
2016 2,149 14.6 48 . . 2,045 110 . . 22 19 10 3 . 681 . 1,140
2017 545 4.6 66 6 60 . 84 . 101 30 14 4 . . . . 1,305
2018 1,136 8.2 . . 57 . 129 . 152 29 13 7 5 . 702 . 1,392
2019* 1,180 7.9 65 . . 1,075 . . . 20 15 . . . . . 1,450
Source: CBS.
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