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Water: EN8 - EN10


  • EN8 Total water withdrawal by source.

    Integrated Report:

    Although a relatively insignificant consumer of water, Barloworld acknowledges the scarcity of the resource and strives to use water more efficiently. The group also increasingly recycles water and harvests where possible. Most water is sourced from local municipal and government supply systems and used predominately for the washing of vehicles, plant and equipment. To better understand our water use, and contribute to the knowledge and data on water use, we participated in the CDP's 2015 Water disclosure.

    Water (ML) by division 2015 2014 2013
    Equipment and Handling 247 275 293
       Equipment 240 269 286
       Handling 7 6 7
    Automotive and Logistics 496 508 536
       Automotive 397 413 488
       Logistics 99 95 48
    Corporate 2 2 3
    Barloworld Group 745 785 832
    Cubic metres (m3) - Barloworld Group 745 000 785 000 832 000

    The above table reflects a 5% reduction in water withdrawals from municipal supplies over prior year.

    Technologies have been applied to reduce domestic consumption as well. Some initiatives implemented include low flow shower heads and electronic sensor taps.

    All of our water is obtained from local authorities in the areas where we operate. As water is principally used to wash vehicles, plant and equipment, it is not removed from the areas of source. After proper treatment, it is legally discharged into local reticulation systems.

    Water monitoring systems are in place at most major sites to allow monitoring of consumption trends, identification of anomalies and mitigation against excessive and/or unnecessary use.

  • EN9 Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water.

    Integrated Report:

    Barloworld's water use does not directly impact on any natural water sources. All of our water is obtained from local authorities in the areas where we operate. As water is principally used to wash vehicles, plant and equipment, it is not removed from the areas of source. After proper treatment, it is legally discharged into local reticulation systems.

    Water monitoring systems are in place at most major sites to allow monitoring of consumption trends, identification of anomalies and mitigation against excessive and/or unnecessary use.

    Some operations make use of borehole water for irrigation purposes which limits the burden on the municipal water supply. The consumption through boreholes does not in any way negatively or significantly impact on the source.

  • EN10 Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused.

    Integrated Report:

    The group recycled 150.4 ML (20.2%) of water withdrawn from municipal and government supply systems. The Automotive division recycled 37.5% of its drawn water consumption, up from 31.5% in 2014. The recycling trends per division are aligned to the respective divisional business activities. Automotive is presented with the most opportunity for water recycling, given the nature and locale of its operations. Equipment operations are presented with limited opportunity for water recycling as a large portion of their activity occurs off-site. Equipment Iberia recycled 4.7% of its water withdrawals in 2015.

    Water (ML) by division 2015 2014 2013
    Equipment and Handling 1.7 1.4 1.4
       Equipment 1.7 1.4 1.4
       Handling 0.0 0.0 0.0
    Automotive and Logistics 148.7 130.0 113.2
       Automotive 148.7 130.0 113.2
       Logistics 0.0 0.0 0.0
    Corporate 0.0 0.0 0.0
    Barloworld Group 150.4 131.4 114.6
    Cubic metres (m3) - Barloworld Group 150 400 131 400 114 600

    Barloworld's water use does not directly impact on any natural water sources. All of our water is obtained from local authorities in the areas where we operate. As water is principally used to wash vehicles, plant and equipment, it is not removed from the areas of source. After proper treatment, it is legally discharged into local reticulation systems.