The Group's most significant waste materials are, in weight order, metals, wood and plastics.
Almost all of the metal waste is sold for recycling. Wood is recycled for new uses, while the rest is consumed to produce energy.Two-thirds of plastics are sold for recycling.
Since 2007, Valeo has gradually been increasing the level of waste it recycles every year, reaching 83% of waste recycled in 2011.
Valeo makes products that are increasingly environmentally friendly, enabling it to reduce the level of toxic waste related to its production processes.