We improve our water usage efficiency by reducing leakages and optimizing our processes. Our sites in water-scarce areas will be equipped with recycling systems and we are committed to reducing our freshwater withdrawal. When possible, we shift our water usage from freshwater to non-freshwater. In some countries, during heavy rains, we use harvested rainwater, while in others we use sea or treated municipal wastewater. We have committed to reducing our specific freshwater withdrawal in Cement, Aggregates and Ready Mix operations. Respectively, 14%, 16% and 13% compared to our 2018 baseline.
Product innovation for water
Holcim provides a number of solutions to our customers with a positive impact on freshwater ecosystems.