P&G is committed to sustainable water management in our operations. This commitment includes water reduction goals, use of new technologies, product innovation using a life cycle approach, and siting decisions using a watershed approach. We have exceeded our five year water reduction of a 20% per unit production by decreasing our water usage by 22%. This has translated to an absolute reduction in water usage of 14% since 2007.
The Family Care and Household Care business units are our largest water users. Water consumption over the past three years has been 81 million m3, 80 million m3 and 78.6 million m3 in 2010, 2011, and 2012 respectively.
Effluents to Water
Wastewater COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) disposed has decreased versus last year to 22 thousand metric tons.