At Saputo, water stewardship means quality and conservation.
Water is a precious resource. We are committed to using water resources in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable way, and to implementing solutions to reduce water consumption through re-using and recycling. We also continuously work to improve our waste water quality to protect biodiversity and ecosystems.
In FY2020, we pledged to accelerate our global waterperformance and announced clear targets and a formal commitment to make significant and sustainable progress by 2025.
More specifically, we committed to:
- Reduce the water intensity of our operations by 10%.
- Improve our wastewater quality year-on-year.
Of the 12 specific projects funded across our network in FY21, five were specific to water with the potential of generating 700,000 m3 of water savings annually. A further 24 projects will be funded in FY22 for an additional 1.3 million m3 of potential water savings. We expect our investments and actions to drive progress on our water targets from FY22 onwards.
We recently installed a water filtration system in Australia that allows one of our boilers to run exclusively on evaporator condensate. As a result, we’ll be able to reduce our water use by 38,400,000 L per year–the equivalent of 15 Olympic swimming pools. And the related efficiency gains will help us decrease our energy consumption. Read more about this case study here.
Further information about our water use is available as part of our CDP Water submission available on our reference documents page.