In fiscal 2011, our total water usage rate was 2.06 cubic meters per metric ton of production.
That’s an 11 percent reduction compared with our baseline – halfway to our 20 percent reduction goal.
Water is critical to food manufacturing – it’s used as an ingredient, a coolant, and to clean and sanitize manufacturing equipment.
We track the usage of water in each facility to identify areas of high usage and target opportunities for conservation. Our water comes from private wells or municipal supplies, and is treated as necessary before use.
We also monitor water quality closely to protect both employees and our products.