We’re proud of the strides we are making in reducing our water consumption. In 2020, we pledged to accelerate our global water performance by 2025, with a commitment to reduce the water intensity of our operations by 10% against our fiscal 2020 baseline and to improve our wastewater quality year-over-year.
With continued pressure to reduce water usage in a state where water resources are limited, our engineering team designed a water polisher system to capture, clean, and reuse the water in one of our manufacturing facilities in California, USA.
As a result, we’ll be able to reduce our water use by more than 565,000 m3 per year–the equivalent of almost 230 Olympic swimming pools–and 2% of our global footprint. This initiative advances us one step closer to fulfilling our water performance goals.
At Saputo, access to clean water is essential to the long-term success of our business and the success of the communities we operate in. Our goal is to pursue growth as a world-class dairy processor while striving to minimize the environmental impacts of our activities.