In 2019, absolute use of water across our global occupied estate was 229,268 m3. When normalised against headcount, our use of water was 12.6 m3/employee.
In the US, irrigation central control has been installed and activated for systems in part of Jackson’s Corporate Way campus. Desktop software and mobile phone applications are being used to monitor water usage, providing automated shut-off capability should there be any breaks in water supply lines.
As part of the scope of the energy assessments programme on our top 20 energy consuming sites, we have included an assessment of our water usage within the same facilities, with the aim of identifying potential opportunities to reduce our water consumption. In a majority of situations we are a tenant in multi-tenanted buildings, where the common parts are controlled by our landlords, and as a result these assessments have found limited opportunities for implementing water savings programmes.