Archroma-Sustainability-Report-FY2018 - Page 59



EFFICIENT
WATER
A DEEP DIVE INTO CLEAR WATER
As mentioned previously, water is a critical resource for Archroma during chemical manufacture. It is
primarily used as a processing aid in cooling, cleaning and air scrubbing/washing, and as a raw material
in the production of commercial liquid based formulations, such as liquid dyes and polymeric dispersions,
and is also evaporated during spray drying in the production of dry formulations.
Water use is closely monitored within the Environmental Management process.
From a total withdrawal perspective, the current water intensity equates to an average of 18.48m3 per
tonne of production. This represents a 2.5% increase over the previous reporting period (FY2017 revised
to 18.05m3 water/ton).
Our medium term target for 2023 will be to reduce this by 10% to 16.6 m3 per ton of production.
In those sites where the water intensity is high, water cooling, where the water is withdrawn, used and
discharged back into water courses unaltered, is used. These sites are not located in water stressed areas.
From a water consumption perspective, that is water predominantly being used as a raw material, the
intensity is 4.37 m3 per ton of production. This figure will vary dependent upon the types of products being
produced whether liquids or dry formulations.
Claire Bordy
dives as deep
into her work
and interactions
with colleagues
worldwide as she
does under the
clearest waters
around the globe.
Claire Bordy joined Archroma in 2017 as Business
Development Manager for Paper Dyes, bringing
with her more than 15 years’ worth of knowledge in
the paper industry in chemicals sales and coloration.”
The international nature of Archroma means that
Claire faces the challenge of how best to work with
customers and sales teams from all around the
world. But it’s not just a challenge, she says: this is
also “probably the most interesting” task that she
faces – especially as it gives her the chance to be in
contact with so many different cultures.
Outside of the office, one passion of Claire’s is
diving. Going underwater, she says, “is like
discovering a new world. Each dive is a break from
normal life, a deep breath into a quiet and ‘silent’
world, which refreshes me.”
Claire has dived deep into her work at Archroma,
too, and is working toward a cause she believes in.
“I’m proud to work in a company whose vision
focuses on our industry becoming more sustainable.”
Closer to home, her own team’s differences in
personalities and experiences are another positive
aspect of her work, she says: “the differences are
inspiring and a good source of ideas.”
Our medium term target for 2023 will be to reduce this by 10% to 16.6 m3 per ton of production.
Total water used
(million m3)
Water intensity
(m3 per metric ton produced)
10
20
9
18
8
16
7
14
6
12
5
FY 2015
FY 2016
FY 2017
FY 2018
10
FY 2015
FY 2016
FY 2017
FY 2018
FY 2023
Target -10%
“NORMALITY IS A PAVED ROAD. IT’S COMFORTABLE
TO WALK BUT NO FLOWERS GROW ON IT.”
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