Reduce water usage at all global production sites by 20% vs. FY2015 result as of FY2024*.
As water usage increases worldwide due to economic development and population growth, there are growing global concerns over water risks.
We are working to reduce water abstraction, with the effective use of water resources as one of the key sustainability issues set out in SF 2030.
Since fiscal 2014, the OMRON Group has kept track of water resource data based on CDP's water program. In fiscal 2017, the Group set environment-related social issues to address, together with the Group's identified sustainability issues and long-term goals. Accordingly, all of its production sites worldwide have been working to make more effective use of water resources.
In fiscal 2022, water withdrawals at all production sites worldwide were down 45% compared with fiscal 2015 as a result of their reduction efforts.
|Per unit of sales (1,000m3/one million yen)
[Boundary] All global sites
Indonesia Office has introduced sensors that detect water leaks and has established a system that can respond promptly by notifying SNS when water leaks occur.
In addition, we are striving to effectively utilize water resources by managing the amount of water spreading to gardens in our business sites through the introduction of an automatic water spreading system.
The Shenzhen plant set a target to reduce water consumption per unit of production by 5% per year in the electroplating process. In fiscal 2022, we reduced water consumption per unit of production by 24.5% compared to fiscal 2021 by reusing washing water and changing the size of fountain nozzles.
The OMRON Group assesses and identifies sites with water-related risks by using WRI's Aqueduct, one of the assessment tools accepted by CDP Water security program, together with a water risk analysis service provided by a risk management consulting company. Water risk includes the drought risk due to plant location in an area of high water stress.
There are four sites with water-related risks: Dalian and Shanghai in China, Frosinone in Italy, and Sao Paulo in Brazil, withdrawing 212,000m3 in total in fiscal 2022, making 20% of the Group's withdrawals. These sites have not yet received instructions from administrative authorities to reduce the amount of water withdrawals or to improve quality of discharged water. However, the sites are voluntarily working to preserve water resources, taking preparatory measures for business continuity.