Yihai Kerry strictly complies with the relevant laws and regulations in the places where it operates and conducts water resource analysis and assessment for areas with high water resource risks to reduce the risks as much as possible. The Company also strives to protect precious water resources by monitoring water consumption using a data-management platform, improving water-utilization and water-conservation measures, and raising awareness of water conservation among our employees.
In 2022, we established a Water Resource Management Procedure to ensure the sustainable use of water resources and control the risk of water stress. We will promote the company's water management system through water resource demonstration, legal water abstraction permits, water balance tests, monitoring of water consumption, and water conservation awareness campaigns to protect the water resources environment in the locations where we operate.
Surface water and groundwater are reused after reaching the standard through water purification facilities. To reduce wastewater discharge and conserve water resources, some of our factories reuse concentrated water. After further treatment, the external drainage from the sewage and the concentrated water from the water treatment are recycled and used as circulating cooling water and plant domestic water (washroom water, cleaning water, planting water, etc.),effectively reducing the waste of water resources.
In 2022, Yihai Kerry's operations achieved water savings of 16.6 million cubic meters through water conservation projects, an increase of approximately 190% in water savings compared to 2021; and a water intensity of 1.25 tons per 10,000 yuan of revenue income, a decrease of approximately 8.8% in water intensity compared to 2021.
Water footprint certification conduction
In accordance with the 2021 Commitment target: water footprint certification of some core products in 2022. In 2022, Yihai Kerry commissioned a third-party organization to carry out a water footprint verification of rice bran oil for the year 2021.
The water scarcity footprint of 1L of rice bran oil from gate to gate (i.e., the water footprint generated by the direct consumption of fresh water and the discharge of wastewater pollutants from raw materials entering the plant boundary through processing and production) is 0.7397 dm H Oeq/L; the water eutrophication footprint is 7.26 mgPO eq/L.
Attention to water resources risk
With reference to the World Resources Institute's (WRI) ferry database and in conjunction with the average daily water withdrawal data, Yihai Kerry has classified the risk of water stress into five levels by adopting the method of "Comprehensive Average Daily Water Withdrawal = (Ferry Rating Data + Average Daily Water Withdrawal Level)/2".
In 2022, we identified the risk of water stress at each of our operating sites based on the developed water stress risk classification criteria.
Reduce the risk of water stress at the operating site by identifying and assessing potential water stress risks, developing a program of appropriate response initiatives, and actively communicating and collaborating with various stakeholders.
In the future, we will continue to improve water risk management, strengthen water conservation and reuse, promote supply chain water conservation programs, and set realistic water conservation targets based on the continuous monitoring of water use.
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