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Water usage

Water is a significant aspect for us and the reduction of water in the manufacturing process has the dual benefit of also reducing energy consumption.

Sharing knowledge across our sites is fundamental to our success as a business, when one site develops an improvement we look to see if we can implement this across the board.

Saint-Gobain launched a Group-wide Water Policy in 2011. The aim of the policy is to extract minimum resources and to work towards “zero discharge” of industrial process water in liquid form, while avoiding the creation of new impacts on other environments or stakeholders.

At British Gypsum as water is used within the manufacture of plasterboard, it is considered a significant aspect within our own ISO14001:2004 certified Environmental Management System. The reduction of water in the manufacturing process has the dual benefit of reducing energy consumption as less energy is required in the drying process.

Water usage as part of our social corporate responsibility