Sustainability report 2020 FINAL - Flipbook - Page 98
Water discharge into open watercourses is an important topic regarding environmental pollution. It is
a basic requirement that manufacturing industry should discharge the water back into the ecosystem
without additional pollution load. How efficiently we manage and treat our effluent is of concern to all
stakeholders, especially regarding hazardous waste – and as such this is reported under a separate topic
“Waste”. Any significant spills would also be reported under this topic.
We also have an opportunity to report on the positive influence of our technology systems on downstream
customers’ wastewater discharge.
All production plants have, or have access to, wastewater treatment facilities that use physical and
biochemical treatment processes. All discharged treated wastewater is in compliance with the relevant
standard limits and mass loading requirements as stipulated by local environmental authorities.
During the reporting period, Archroma discharged a total of 6.11 million m3 of water. 82% of this was
discharged to surface water after suitable treatment to ensure conformity to the local requirements.
The remainder is discharged to third party effluent treatment sites for further processing before being
discharged to surface water. The total discharge represents 76% of total water withdrawn for operations.
Total water use
8.06 million m3
Discharged Treated Effluent
Water Stress Sites
There were no incidents of significant spills in the reporting period. There were no cases of any water
bodies/habitats significantly affected by water discharges and/or runoff in the reporting period.