GRI-Appendix

303 Water use

103 - Generic Disclosures on Management Approach

NIBE know that water scarcity is a global problem that is increasing. Today we use relatively small quantities of water and our production sites are located where there is access to water. However, the circumstances can change, and that is why we want to monitor our water use.

 

303-1 - Water withdrawal

The main source of our used water, more than 90%, is municipal water. Water volumes are summarized from invoices or from flow meters at source.

Water withdrawal, cubic meters

Europe

North America

Asia and Australia

Municipal water

132 686

109 431

90 962

Surface water

657

0

0

Collected rainwater

0

0

0

Ground water

22 571

0

1 000

Waste water from another organization

0

0

0

Total per region

155 914

109 431

91 962


The total water withdrawal was 357 307m2 during 2017

 

Water withdrawal
Water use

303-2 - Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water

No water sources are significantly affected.

303-3 - Percentage of total volume recycled

The water is mostly used as cooling water that is recirculated for a long time in a closed system. Process water is also recirculated to a large extent.


Work is ongoing to be able to calculate the recycled volumes. The result for 2017 is 14 percent recycled water. 6 out of 90 companies have reported recycled water (7%).

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