New tool to help reduce water consumption
New tool to help reduce water consumption.
DNV GL and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have launched a new tool to help the textiles industry manage water consumption in a more sustainable manner.
While about 2.5% of the world’s water is freshwater, only 0.5% of that amount is made available to satisfy society’s needs.
Water is also an important resource in manufacturing processes, including in the textiles sector.
Reducing water consumption by establishing sustainable production processes can therefore be an advantage for companies, as well as the communities they operate in.
Self-assessment tool DNV GL and UNIDO have jointly developed a self-assessment tool to assist textile companies in evaluating the water footprint in manufacturing processes.
“The textiles processing industry is heavily dependent on water in virtually all steps of the production process, from desizing to bleaching and dyeing.
It has one of the most extensive water footprints of all sectors,” said Smail Alhilali, Industrial Development Officer and Manager of the Global Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP) programme at UNIDO.
Combating water scarcity “DNV GL and UNIDO have a common interest in combating water scarcity and improving industry awareness of water-related risks and opportunities.
This is an area where companies have a significant potential for improvement and we are pleased to use our combined expertise to help industries assess and reduce their water footprint,” said Antonio Astone, Global Sustainability Manager at DNV GL – Business Assurance.