Global Reporting Initiative+Water Volume Recycled (G4-EN10-a)
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Water Volume Recycled (G4-EN10-a)

What volume of the water used by the company was recycled or reused (in cubic metres)?

Companies Values

Endesa

2015 = 252M cubic metres

AngloGold Ashanti

2015 = 248M cubic metres

Sasol

2016 = 175M cubic metres

BillerudKorsnas AB

2014 = 152M cubic metres

The Coca Cola Company

2013 = 109M cubic metres

BHP Billiton

2016 = 88.5M cubic metres

Anglo American Platinum

2015 = 60.1M cubic metres

Sibanye Gold

2015 = 41.6M cubic metres

Harmony Gold Mining Company

2016 = 38.8M cubic metres

Intel Corporation

2015 = 37.3M cubic metres

Hitachi Ltd.

2015 = 36.6M cubic metres

Charoen Pokphand Foods

2015 = 34.6M cubic metres

Northam Platinum Ltd

2016 = 29.9M cubic metres

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC)

2015 = 27.1M cubic metres

Merck Pty Ltd

2015 = 23M cubic metres

BRF Brasil Foods

2016 = 22.1M cubic metres

Novartis

2016 = 19.9M cubic metres

DRDGold Limited

2016 = 18.8M cubic metres

ST Microelectronics NV

2015 = 13.1M cubic metres

Fauji Fertilizer Company (FFC)

2015 = 12.5M cubic metres

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About

This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines. It covers one of the reporting requirements of Indicator G4-EN10 – 'Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused'. This metric is for recording the total volume of water recycled and reused.

​This Indicator measures both water that was treated prior to reuse and water that was not treated prior to reuse. Grey water (that is, collected rainwater and wastewater generated by household processes such as washing dishes, laundry, and bathing) is included.

The rate of water reuse and recycling is a measure of efficiency and demonstrates the success of the organization in reducing total water withdrawals and discharges. Increased reuse and recycling may result in a reduction of water consumption, treatment, and disposal costs. The reduction of water consumption over time through reuse and recycling may also contribute to local, national, or regional goals for managing water supplies.

Methodology

This metric is asking for the total volume of water recycled by the company in cubic metres:

For WikiRate researchers:

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Global Reporting Initiative compliance guidance for companies:

To calculate Water Volume Recycled - G4-EN10-a:

  • ​​Identify the volume of recycled and reused water.

  • Identify if water or flow meters do not exist and estimation by modelling is required.

  • For example, if the organization has a production cycle that requires 20 cubic meters of water per cycle, the organization withdraws 20 cubic meters of water for one production process cycle and then reuses it for an additional three cycles. The total volume of water recycled and reused for that process is 60 cubic meters.

Reporting on this Indicator should include the following contextual information as a comment to the metric value:

  • G4-EN10-c: standards, methodologies, and assumptions used.

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