The water usage is defined as delivered water, ground water from own well and surface water from e.g. lakes, measured in m3.
The water usage during 2011 has been reduced by 18% compared with 2008 and 19% compared to 2010. This is due to e.g. focus on elimination of domestic water used for irrigation and the implementation of monthly reporting on the water usage for the production companies and individual targets for each company.
Please note that this data cannot be compared directly with the data from the Management review in Grundfos Annual Report 2011. Firstly, the scope is different; the Annual Report includes only production companies, while this data includes all activities. Secondly, due to further validation of a newly implemented data collecting system, errors which were not insignificant were found in a number of the production companies.
Please note that comparison figures for year 2008 and 2010 have been changed since reported for the first time. This change is due to enhanced data measurement and reporting process. Changes are not material.
*Deloitte has performed a review of Grundfos Environment, Health and Safety data 2011.