In order to conserve this precious resource, Woolworths Holdings Limited is taking significant steps to reduce our reliance on fresh water resources.
As a group, we are embedding a programme to more accurately monitor water usage and address identified leaks, to help progressively reduce water usage and also implement efficiency and grey water usage throughout our operations. To date, we have reduced our water consumption by over 55% in South African stores and are aiming to expand our efforts across the Group.
Through Woolworths’ Farming for the Future programme, we have been working to improve efficiency of water usage across our suppliers’ farms. We have now embarked on a journey of water stewardship to solve water challenges on a collective basis, and are asking our suppliers in South Africa and further afield to join us.
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