Key Performance Measures
VS. LAST YR.
|Total Water (m3/Mg)||1.15||1.15||0.96||0.99||1.00||0.99||0.95||4.0%|
|Net Water (m3/Mg)||0.52||0.56||0.50||0.53||0.55||0.53||0.49||8.0%|
|Effluent COD (kg/Mg)||2.75||2.31||2.80||2.73||2.47||2.31||2.27||1.0%|
|Total Energy (GJ/Mg)||0.43||0.39||0.37||0.38||0.35||0.30||0.30||—|
|Waste Disposed (kg/Mg)||2.76||2.90||3.29||2.86||2.47||2.08||3.03||-45.0%2|
Total Water is the amount of water required to support both the production (water in product, washwater, cooling water) and the facility (e.g., restrooms, kitchens, sprinklers) at our manufacturing locations.
Net Water is calculated by subtracting the water included in our products from the Total Water consumed at a manufacturing location. We use Net Water to provide an indication of our water-use efficiency at a location.
Effluent COD is the chemical oxygen demand present in wastewater that is discharged from a site through a regulatory discharge authorization and the COD present in wastewater transported off-site to a third party for wastewater treatment and discharge.
Total Energy is the combination of electricity, natural gas and any other fuels used to support both the facility and production at our manufacturing locations.
Waste Disposed is waste that is landfilled, incinerated or treated via another method that does not provide any beneficial reuse. We continue to use a three-step approach in reducing waste disposed:
Eliminate the generation of the waste;
Identify an alternative use of the waste;
Identify means to have waste processed to provide a beneficial reuse.
If none of the three alternatives is available for a specific waste stream, based on local regulations or geographic constraints, then we have the waste disposed in accordance with local regulatory requirements.
1Data includes 26 manufacturing locations in 21 countries.
2Increase in 2010 driven by full operation of new onsite wastewater treatment plant at India and China manufacturing locations.