Environment: Water

Ingersoll Rand considers water quality for both intake and discharge an important issue at all of our sites. We track our water use at the facility level on a monthly basis through our Gensuite environment management system. The WaterWatch™ module is used to track effluent discharge monitoring data and trends against regulatory limitations and reporting requirements. We take swift action when approaching a discharge limit to adjust systems to avoid an exceedance. An internal action threshold is defined for each effluent limit to ensure changing effluent conditions are recognized and pretreatment systems adjusted prior to exceeding a regulatory limit. Our process discharge waters are first internally treated and then discharged with the same or higher quality as the withdrawn water. While overall water use for 2017 increased by 2.5% compared to 2016, Ingersoll Rand reduced 2017 water use by 8% at global locations that reside in water-stressed regions.

Analyzing Water Stressed Regions

We periodically conduct a risk assessment using the World Resources Institute (WRI) Aqueduct™ tool and designate sites that score medium-high or high for water stress. We consider physical risk quality and quantity as well as regulatory and reputational risk. In 2017, 13 sites globally were in areas of medium-high to high water stress. For these sites, we have a 2020 target in place to reduce water consumption by 25%. These 13 sites combined account for 7% of the company’s total water use. In total, these sites have reduced their water consumption since 2013 by 45.4%.

 

WATER DATA

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

Water use (million cubic meters)

3.38

3.30

4.20

4.04

3.71

Normalized water use
(cubic meters/million USD)

238 

244

316

313

300

Wastewater permit exceedences 

2

4

8

16

14

 

Ingersoll Rand reduced 2017 water use by 8%

at global locations that reside in water stressed regions

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