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Reducing Water Consumption

In accordance with the Environmental Policy, Yihai Kerry continues to strengthen water management, improve water utilization, actively carry out water-saving measures, enhance employees' awareness of water-saving, and strive to protect precious water resources.

 

Yihai Kerry strictly complies with relevant laws and regulations of the place of operations and continuously monitors water use through the data management platform. We analyse and assess water resources in areas with high water risks to minimize water risks.

 

Water Withdrawal Risk Management

Water Resources Assessment

Yihai Kerry requires any factory that involves withdrawal of surface water or underground water to entrust a third party to conduct water resources assessment before construction. The assessment includes the analysis of the rationality of the factory's withdrawal of water and its impact on other users; the analysis and demonstration of water withdrawal scheme, the water source, quantity and quality to be withdrawn, the rationality and reliability of withdrawing water, the impact of withdrawing water and water draining on the surrounding environment, etc. based on the regional water resources status. After these, the factories need to proposal on compensation scheme for such impact and protection measures of water sources.

 

As of December 2021, the water resources assessment had covered 100% of factories under Yihai Kerry involving withdrawal of surface water and underground water.

 

Legal Water Withdrawal Permit

Yihai Kerry requires all of its factories that withdraw surface water and underground water to obtain legal water withdrawal permits from local governments, and conduct water withdrawal practices in accordance with the specified water source types, locations, methods, amount and purpose.

 

Water Balance Testing

Factories of Yihai Kerry are required to conduct water balance tests every three to five years in strict accordance with the requirements of local governments. By analysing the water balance relationship, the factories will find out the weakness points of water management and water-saving potentials, develop practical and feasible management measures and plans, and improve the water management level of the factories and the water-saving awareness of employees.

 

As of December 2021, water balance tests had covered 100% of factories under Yihai Kerry (excluding those newly built, rebuilt and out of service).

 

Monitoring Water Consumption

The PIMS data monitoring system and Enablon data statistics platform established by Yihai Kerry continuously track and record water consumption data of the factories, and the water management team periodically analyses and evaluates these water consumption data and put forward recommendations to corresponding factories for improvement.

 

As of December 2021, the water consumption monitoring had covered 100% of the factories (excluding those newly built, rebuilt and out of service).

 

Reducing Water Consumption

Historical Data Statistics

Yihai Kerry actively reduces water consumption through various water-saving measures, and through the continuous efforts and improvement, water intensity has been significantly reduced. Compared to 2016, the water intensity of factories under Yihai Kerry (excluding those newly built, rebuilt and out of service) had dropped by 58.2%.

Statistics of Water Consumption Per RMB 10,000 Turnover

Indicator

Unit

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Remark

Water Consumption per

RMB 10,000 Turnover

Cubic meters/RMB 10,000

2.51

2.47

2.02

2.20

1.46

Factory Water

Intensity

 

Improving Water Efficiency

Continuous Water-saving Actions

Yihai Kerry encourages all its factories to carry out continuous water-saving actions, take various measures to reduce water consumption and improve water efficiency every year.

 

From January to October 2021, 58 factories under Yihai Kerry had carried out water-saving actions, accounting for 57% of the total number of factories (excluding those newly built, rebuilt and out of service). During the period, a total of nearly 3.8 million cubic meters of water had been saved by recycling steam condensate, improving the production process to reduce the amount of steam, reusing water, installing meters to assess water use, finding leakage points, and reducing water waste.