Yes. Water consumption associated with our operations makes up 2% of our total footprint. This is about evenly split between direct consumption (mainly for use in buildings, cooling, landscaping, and production of high-purity water for manufacturing) and indirect consumption associated with generation of the electricity we use in our facilities.
We work to reduce consumption and use the World Resource Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas tool to assess the risk of sites and prioritize water-stressed locations.
In 2018, we consumed 3,406,000 cubic meters of water overall, a less than 5% increase compared to 2017, due primarily to business growth. Potable water use decreased 6% compared to 2015, the baseline year of our goal, due to efficiency projects that reduce indoor water fixture consumption, process water consumption, and irrigation water usage, completed at sites including Palo Alto, California; Boise, Idaho; Rio Rancho, New Mexico; Corvallis, Oregon; Singapore; and Barcelona, Spain. Water consumption intensity per $ million of net revenue decreased by 6% between 2017 and 2018.
HP recycled or reused 415,000 cubic meters of water globally during 2018. To reduce and recycle water used at our facilities, we employ smart building practices, sustainable landscaping, infrastructure upgrades, and graywater reuse.
To learn more about HP Water Management Initiatives, see the Operations section of the HP Sustainable Impact Report at www.hp.com/go/report.