Water efficiency

Kemira’s own operations are not very water intensive compared to many of the company's customer industries due to the nature of manufacturing processes. The main purpose of using water at Kemira’s production plants is for cooling or processing, and in many cases, both raw materials and end products contain water. Reuse of process as well as rain water is very effective in many of Kemira’s plants, and on-site wastewater treatment is rarely needed.



Improving manufacturing water efficiency

In 2012, Kemira defined improving manufacturing water efficiency as one of its commitments to sustainability. A project to assess water efficiency opportunities and the development of a water management program will be started and Key Performance indicators defined in 2013. The target is to have the baseline analyzed and a water efficiency program defined by the end of 2014.