CMPC’s Guaíba plant reports record water conservation rates

CMPC has reported record water conservation rates at its pulp plant in Guaíba, Brazil, reaching a historic 24.99 m3/ADMT in July, which it said is the lowest ever recorded. 

The company said this figure is equivalent to saving more than three billion litres of water in a year.  

After a series of initiatives aligned with the goal of the 2030 Strategy to reduce water consumption by 25% by 2025 during July.  

The company said that according to the World Health Organisation, this number represents enough for the consumption of a population of 75,000 people in one year. 

Bruna Giacomin, Environmental Manager of the Guaíba plant, said: “This achievement is the result of a strategic effort that highlights our commitment to the environment and the sustainability of our operations as well as a true confirmation that we are on the right track. “The BioCMPC Project, which is in the final construction phase, will also bring better results through its new technologies for the rational use of water resources in our pulp production processes.” 

The main activities carried out to achieve this reduction were the “Factory of Ideas” Programme, which collected ideas from collaborators.
The Six Sigma Green Belt project and the creation of an Internal Water Use Committee focused on evaluating opportunities for improvement and implementing the new measures.