ACCIONA, a pioneer in measuring water consumption of all its suppliers
ACCIONA has measured for second consecutive year, the total water consumption associated with the activity of the 100% of its supply chain in 140 countries and 57 economic sectors. This initiative made the company to become the first major Spanish company and one of the first in the world to analyze water consumption of 100% of its supply chain.
This analysis allowed ACCIONA to know, among other aspects, which proportion of water consumption in the supply chain is due to activities of direct suppliers, identify suppliers whose water consumption is more intense, compare which supply activities are intensive in water consumption in countries with water risks and identify activities of ACCIONA that have greater relevance in the global consumption calculations within the supply chain.
To evaluate the physical and reputational risks of water consumption, ACCIONA uses the reference information provided by the Global Water Tool of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the tools from the World Resources Institute (WRI). In the case of regulatory risks, the Company has a regulatory update tool implement in most of the centers..
ACCIONA takes today their own solutions on purification, treatment, and desalination to areas of the planet beset by large water needs.
Its water treatment plants have helped to guarantee the access to potable water in areas with water scarcity and ensure the sustainability in areas with low sanitation.
Sustainable use of resources is one of the fundamental pillars of ACCIONA’s environmental strategy. Insofar as water is concerned, the Company’s balance is clearly beneficial to the environment, with a +510 Hm3 positive Water Footprint on the planet, equal to the annual consumption of a population of 10 million inhabitants.
15% of the Company’s water consumption comes from recycled or reused water or collected rainwater.