Water Positive Campuses
Giving water back to nature with our conservation methods
Water positive campuses
Giving water back to nature with our conservation methods
We believe that water is a critical resource which should be preserved. We contribute to the cause, with our sustainable water management solutions. To effectively manage its water footprint, L&T undertook initiatives like creating zero wastewater discharge campuses, water conservation, recharging underground aquifers through rain water harvesting, community watershed programmes, and water footprint assessment.
State-of-the-art wastewater treatment systems have been installed at all our campuses and treated wastewater is re-used within the campuses for gardening, toilet flushing and cooling tower applications, thereby reducing fresh water consumption. Water storage structures like check dams, ponds and anicuts are built by the Company for the communities around its facilities. The subsequent increase in water storage and ground water recharge, helped communities gain improved access to water for drinking and agriculture.
All 24 L&T Campuses across India achieved Water Positive Status in 2016.
Keeping tabs on water consumption
We account for the water footprint of the Company with water credit and debit calculations. Water debit is calculated as the fresh water consumed by the campuses and water credits include rain water harvested, water stored in check dams, water recycled and reused. The Water Positive status is conferred upon a manufacturing location, only when the amount of water withdrawn for industrial usage is less than the amount of water given back to society and nature.
The water harvesting structures developed by L&T in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan, have accumulated more than 2,400 million litres annually
Check Dam Constructed at Maharashtra
L&T also harvested 408 million litres of water at its various establishments. This brings the total water credit (returned to society and nature) to 4,125 million litres, whereas the water utilised or water debit was at 3,900 million litres. Water positivity of manufacturing campuses was affirmed on the principles of completeness, reliability and accuracy by DNV GL Business Assurance India Pvt. Ltd. – an independent certification agency.
Water positivity of all L&T campuses is a key initiative taken in L&T’s Sustainability Roadmap 2021. The water positive status reaffirms the Company’s commitment and rigour towards water efficiency as part of its corporate sustainability programme.
   
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