Our Operational Impact
In 2017, we achieved our goal of reducing our global water use by 5% from our operationally-controlled facilities from 2013 to 2020. We remain committed to this target through our goal year of 2020, and will strive to identify opportunities to further reduce our water consumption throughout our operations.
We achieved this target through the installation of flow fixtures whenever feasible and incorporated water recycling/reuse systems at several of our facilities, including New York and India. For example, the water system at our global headquarters at 200 West Street in New York uses 35% less municipal water for a savings of over 16 million gallons of water per year through the reduction, reclamation and reuse of water in the building.
Additionally our water stewardship goes beyond being an efficient user in our operations and includes the support of industry collaborations regarding the intersection of capital, technology, and policy in meeting emerging water challenges. For example, we are one of the founding members of the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Alliance, a partnership which brings together a number of leading companies to better address water risk through a global water risk mapping tool.