NAPERVILLE, Ill. Feb. 24, 2011
In 2006, GSK set targets to reduce its water consumption by 2 percent per year by 2010. By 2009, water consumption had been decreased 15 percent, significantly exceeding those goals. In addition, in 2007 GSK launched a climate change program for its operations, setting targets to reduce energy use by 45 percent per unit of sales by 2015, using 2006 figures as a benchmark.
The annual Environmental Return on Investment (eROI) that GSK has achieved from using Nalco’s sustainable solutions includes:
- more than 325,000 cubic meters (85.8 million gallons) of water savings, enough for the annual water needs of nearly 3,400 people,
- 4.1 million kWh of energy savings, equal to 147 households annual use, and
- 2,000 metric tonnes of CO2 reduction, equal to more than 83,000 trees.
These environmental improvements also resulted in financial savings for GSK of more than pounds Sterling 1.3 million since 2008.
The award selection committee included Nalco representatives and input from the Water Innovation Alliance (WIA).
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