Yes. Water consumption associated with our operations makes up 2% of our total footprint. This is roughly 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 use the World Resource Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas tool to assess the risk of sites and prioritize water-stressed locations. To decrease and recycle water used at our facilities, we employ capital practices, sustainable landscaping, infrastructure upgrades, and greywater reuse. We engage internally and externally to develop creative approaches to addressing water challenges at the company.
In 2019, we consumed 2,930,000 cubic meters of water overall, a 14% decrease compared to 2018, due to water efficiency projects and the resolution of a leak at our Corvallis, Oregon site. Water consumption intensity per $ million of net revenue decreased by 15% between 2018 and 2019. We reduced potable water use by 18% in 2019 compared to 2015, exceeding our goal six years early of a 15% reduction by 2025.
HP reused 301,000 cubic meters of water1 globally during 2019 for landscaping and indoor plumbing fixtures. This was equivalent to 10% of total water consumption. The company also captured and used 1,000 cubic meters of rain water for cooling towers during the year.
To learn more about HP Water Management Initiatives, see the Operations section of the HP Sustainable Impact Report at www.hp.com/go/report.
1 This consisted entirely of NEWater (ultra-purified wastewater used in manufacturing operations in Singapore). Rain water is not included.