ZF is meeting this challenge head-on. In countries like India, Brazil and Mexico, where the company operates multiple production locations, water is already a rare commodity. This often results in restrictions on water extraction, higher water prices and therefore also increasing production costs. "However, for us, using water sustainably is not just a question of good economic sense, it is also a question of corporate social responsibility, and it is part of our company values," says Jürgen Holeksa, Corporate Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Corporate Governance, Service Companies at ZF, who is responsible for sustainability. "This is why we are constantly searching for ways to use less fresh water and to reduce our wastewater emissions."