Thule Group has released its second annual environmental report, which highlights the major progress it made in 2013 in the use of renewable energy and sustainable processes. At its U.S.-based site in Fall River, Massachusetts, the group reduced water consumption by 44 percent through closer monitoring of the washing system in production. At its biggest plant in Huta, Poland, water consumption was reduced by 39 percent thanks to the investment in a new paint line involving, among other things, a change in chemicals used in the painting process. In 2013 around one quarter of its electricity came from renewable resources, the report said, and the company is continuing to make investments to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. Also in 2013, the group conducted a series of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) workshops worldwide, and more will be done in 2014 to further improve in this area. The full Thule Group Environmental Report 2013 can be view online. Thule Group, headquartered in Malmö, Sweden, has around 3,400 employees at more than 50 production facilities and sales offices worldwide. Sales in 2012 amounted to SEK5.8 billion (€655.7m-$903.3m).