Industrial activities cause environmental problems. The industrial sector is responsible amongst other things for the emission of pollutants into the air, water and soil. In addition this sector generates a lot of waste.
The environmental pressure by industry is described via 6 industrial sub-sectors.
These sub-sectors are each given a short name, which naturally does not cover the full content. The grouping of the various activities in the sub-sectors is shown in the table below, together with the corresponding NACE-BEL-codes and the short name:
|short name of the industrial |
|description of the industrial sub-sector||NACE-BEL 2008|
|metal||iron, steel, non-ferrous, automative, machine construction,|
manufacture of metal products, etc.
|24-30, 32.5, 33|
|foodstuffs||food, drinks and luxury foods industry||10, 11, 12|
|textiles||textile, shoe, leather and clothing industry||13, 14, 15|
|paper||paper and paper goods industry, graphics industry, publishers, etc.||17, 18, 58.1|
|other industries||other industries(metal ore and minerals, wood, rubber, synthetics,|
mineral non-metal products, construction ...)
|7, 8, 9.9, 16, 22, 23, 31-32.4, 32.9, 36, 41, 42, 43|