Although we don’t use much water in our production processes (we don’t use any in metal closures and glass) we are still committed to decreasing water consumption and increasing water quality. This applies to all our plants, in particular those that are based in the WWF’s Water Risk Filter (water-stressed areas). These locations include Aurangabad and Nuh in India, Dubai in the UAE, Casablanca in Morocco and Maracanaú and Itumbiara in Brazil. In these locations, we assessed how sustainable our approach was and, where necessary, took steps to reduce our negative impact on the environment and local communities. For example:
- In our plant in Nuh we installed a Zero Liquid Discharge system which significantly reduced water withdrawals.
- In Aurangabad we constructed water wells for local farmers to raise the local water table level through rainwater capture.
- In the village of Khamkhed we launched the first integrated rural development education project, which has helped 1,500 inhabitants harvest and conserve precious water.
- At our plant Maracanaú, Brazil, we have implemented partial recovery of water supply by ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis, reducing water consumption intensity by approximately 35%.