In Brazil, water stress is greater than in other markets. To protect future supplies, we are working hard to implement new processes and solutions. Water reuse projects such as a reverse osmosis system at our Aracati site and water recovery process on our PET line rinser and pasteuriser at our Astolfo Dutra site have been rolled out with the 71,962m3 of water recovered and reused.
True water stewardship means that we need to look beyond our own operations into the catchments we operate. Following a successful audit our Astolfo Dutra site has become our first factory to receive the Alliance for Water Stewardship standard certification. This standard allows us to understand our water use and impacts, and work collaboratively and transparently towards sustainable water management.
The process included working with the local community on shared water challenges through a site open day and the development of a detailed roadmap to drive long-term improvements in water stewardship.