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)?

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111 Known
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Companies Values
The Coca Cola Company
2016 = 154B cubic metres
Vale SA
2017 = 1.4B cubic metres
Titan Cement
2017 = 966M cubic metres
Solvay
2017 = 739M cubic metres
AngloGold Ashanti
2017 = 260M cubic metres
BHP Billiton
2017 = 247M cubic metres
Sasol
2017 = 178M cubic metres
Teck Resources
2016 = 176M cubic metres
BillerudKorsnas AB
2014 = 152M cubic metres
Suncor Energy
2016 = 105M cubic metres
Asia Pacific Resources International Limited
2016 = 86.5M cubic metres
Vedanta Resources plc
2017 = 66.8M cubic metres
Intel Corporation
2016 = 42.7M cubic metres
Sibanye Gold
2016 = 41.5M cubic metres
Harmony Gold Mining Company
2017 = 41.1M cubic metres
Hitachi Ltd.
2015 = 36.6M cubic metres
Northam Platinum Ltd
2017 = 29.5M cubic metres
United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC)
2015 = 27.1M cubic metres
Charoen Pokphand Foods
2016 = 24.2M cubic metres
Merck Pty Ltd
2015 = 23M 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:

Companies who align reports to GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Standards often include a GRI Content Index or Annex where GRI disclosures, with GRI codes, are listed.

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  • Use G4 codes, G3 codes or keywords to quickly find values, keeping in mind that some companies report on the metric using different terms, e.g. G4-EN10 or EN10, water recycled or water volume recycled

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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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