Godrej Sustainability Report

CASE STUDY 44 WATER G&B understands that water is essential for the survival of all the three bottom-lines – critical for business growth, survival of nature as well as human well-being. The Company’s water sustainability strategy focusses on achieving the following by 2020: • Reduce specific fresh water consumption • Achieve zero discharge across locations • Become water positive across locations The Company’s facilities are zero discharge facilities, and hence no water bodies have been affected by water discharges and/or runoff. In addition, all upcoming new manufacturing facilities are designed on the principles of ‘Green Buildings’ have comprehensive effluent and sewage treatment and recycling systems designed for 100 per cent recycling of treated water and ensuring zero discharge from the facility outside the boundary. The Company achieved ‘ Water Positive ’ status in FY 2015-16 surpassing the 2020 ambition and is currently 1.38 times positive. Initiatives that led to water positive status: • Adaptation of water efficient processes within the campuses • 100 per cent treatment and recycling of effluent • Rainwater harvesting (within premises and even beyond the boundary, as a part of its CSR initiatives). Water Consumption (m3) Water recycled and reused (m3) 5,53,718 3,08,120 6,49,566 2,95,396 6,05,034 3,70,413 9,58,293 1,109,965 1,047,935 1,393,013 1,089,121 1,507,813 FY 2016-17 FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 FY 2016-17 FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 Total fresh water consumption Total water recycled and reused (including rain water harvesting) Municipal Water Ground Water Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) at Vikhroli