The Water Footprint Team is in the process of touring each of our facilities in order to map water flow, use and discharge. We are currently focused on measuring our Blue and Green Water Footprint.
The Blue water footprint is the volume of surface and ground water we use to make our products and deliver our services. The blue water footprint also includes water transferred from one surface or groundwater catchment area to a different one. It includes water re-circulated through our products and water lost through evaporation in our production processes.
Our Green water footprint is the volume of rainwater consumed during the production process. It includes water that is used in crop production, to maintain green rooftops. It is water that does not run-off or re-charge groundwater but is stored in soil.