As a food and beverage company, access to clean water is of critical importance to our business and at Kerry we are focused on both the quantity of water used in our operations and the quality of the water discharged from our sites.
Having already achieved a 4.2% reduction in water intensity between 2011 and 2014, Kerry has targeted a further 7% reduction by 2020. In 2015, we reduced our water consumption by 4.7%, ahead of target for the year, and on track to deliver on our 2020 goal.
|Water||2013 Base Year||2020 Target||2015 Target||2015 Performance|
|m³ per Tonne FG||4.90||4.55||4.78||4.67|
We also recognise that water stress is a growing global issue and in 2015 we began to assess our operations base with a view to focusing greater attention on conservation measures at sites in water stressed areas. Using the World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Tool we have developed a methodology for assessing water risk within our operations. Using this assessment method, we have identified 9 priority water risk sites and are currently working with the individual locations to find opportunities for further mitigation or conservation measures at each.