Investing in new technologies
In 2015, we made a number of major investments in technologies that are currently delivering significant water savings across our operation in the UK. These include the following:
• At our Dalston factory we modified our control systems on our milk drying process for our powdered beverage products. This changed the way we manage the condensing process, reducing our cooling water usage by an expected 55,000m3 per year.
• We invested £17,000 on projects to reduce water losses and recover wastewater in our cooling towers in York. These have delivered a combined annual saving of 5,000m3.
• We made Energy Target Setting (ETS) investments to help halve our water use and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. We used the ETS process across our UK sites to identify process and investment opportunities to improve water efficiency. Internal and external experts follow a structured assessment approach to identify and prioritise these opportunities.