Yes. Water consumption associated with our operations makes up 3.1% of our total footprint. This is about evenly split between direct consumption as described in this section (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 2017, we consumed 3,216,000 cubic meters of water overall, a less than 1% decrease compared to 2016. Potable water use rose 4% compared to 2015, the baseline year of our goal, due to manufacturing growth in Penang, Malaysia; Kiryat Gat, Israel; Rehovot, Israel; and Corvallis, Oregon, United States; and the opening of a new site in Singapore.
Water consumption intensity per $ million of net revenue decreased by 7% between 2016 and 2017. HP recycled or reused 551,000 cubic meters of water globally during 2017.
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.