Water, as a resource, is under increasing strain.
事实上, data shows that there will be a 40% gap between the demand for water and the availability of water by the year 2030 (Source).
With the health of human beings and the viability of the manufacturing industry heavily relying on the availability of water, this gap presents a startling threat. The absence of water, or usable water, can place our communities and economies in danger.
We have always been committed to responsible water use and to meeting our Company’s water demand without impacting the availability or quality of the resource to others. Based on the scale and urgency of the problem and the fact that water is a key input for our beverage can manufacturing process (forming, 洗, 清洗和冷却), as well as for the manufacture of aluminum and the production of our customers’ products, we recognize our role in helping further protect this invaluable resource.
展望2030年, we are advancing our commitment in this area and have developed a comprehensive water stewardship strategy. 与我们的 二十by30 program, we aim to accomplish the following:
Reduce water usage in our operations by 20% by 2025.
Maintain a 100% track record of meeting local wastewater standards.
Ensure all employees have continued access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
Replenish 100% of the water consumed in our operations back to high scarcity risk watersheds.
就像其他公司, we are susceptible to increasing global water supply risks due to localized and recurring drought, 意外的与天气有关的问题, competition for the resource in water constrained locations, climate change and regulatory restrictions. Our water stewardship strategy decreases the potential for business disruption while helping protect scarce resources at the watershed level by taking the following actions:
- Measure, monitor and report water consumption 全公司的.
- 识别和 消除损失和泄漏.
- 安装流量计 to measure, report and reduce water consumption.
- 识别, benchmark and replicate water use efficiency best practices.
- 识别和 incentivize water re-use opportunities.
- Pilot and replicate new and hybrid technologies toward 最小到零液体排放.
Continue Meeting Local Wastewater Standards
- 监测和记录废水 quantity, quality, compliance and location of discharge.
- Adopt 全公司的 standard operating procedures defining 污水排放质量 and standard monitoring requirements.
Ensure Employee Access to Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
- 确保继续获得 可获得安全饮用水 所有员工.
- 确保继续获得 sufficient and clean personal hygiene facilities, supplies and education 为所有员工.
Replenish High Scarcity Risk Watersheds
- 确认工厂数量 在高度缺水的地区.
- 识别 流域级项目 to implement 在高度缺水的地区.
- 实施的项目 collaboration with local partners.
- 测量和报告 项目实施进度.
Our employees and operations around the world are already making invaluable contributions to decrease our water footprint every day. Here are just a few examples of how they are making a difference:
Combating Water Scarcity in the Middle East
A comprehensive “Go Green” program implemented by our beverage can plant in Dubai achieved a significant 8% reduction in water usage, crucial in this water-scarce region.
Olympia, Washington Team Helps Protect the Local Ecosystem
Recognizing the detrimental effects that copper runoff can have on fish and wildlife, 我们的奥林匹亚, 华盛顿(U.S.) beverage can plant fabricated and installed pre-filters into its stormwater catch basins. These filters help prevent oysters floating in and out of the basins from absorbing toxic runoff, protecting the local oyster population and, 最终, the creatures that form the state’s local aquatic ecosystem.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly announced 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to address global challenges and set a blueprint for action to achieve the goals by 2030.
Our sustainability priorities are aligned with the SDGs so that our actions can contribute to a greater collective impact. Learn more about our alignment with each goal.