Management and use of water resources​​​​

The challenge faced by the institutions and companies that use the most water will thus be to manage water use fairly, so that it does not become a factor of disruption of business or harm to the natural cycles of ecosystems or social inequality. It is necessary to consider that an economic sector may constitute a factor of water exploitation on the basis of two parameters: an area's hydrogeological characteristics and the type of water use required for its activities. 

Brembo, which requires for its production processes water resources quantifiable as approximately 1,570 Ml, has defined a strategy acting in two directions: promoting the rational use of water, by gradually reducing its use in its production processes, and fostering the minimisation of possible pollutants that could have a negative impact on the environment.  

To ensure water impacts remain under control, Brembo's Environment and Energy Management System concerns not only energy consumption, but also water use. Within the system adopted by Brembo, the Water Management procedure sets requirements and restrictions for ensuring rational use of the resource and protection against all possible accidental contamination. The requirements defined are binding on all Brembo facilities, thus ensuring the procedure is uniformly applied.

The Group completed at all production plants the installation of flowmeters at the entry points and will complete the installation of measuring equipment at the exit points at the recently acquired plants, as well as measuring equipment for significant internal use.


A further development of the project is the inclusion of water measurements within the BEP (Brembo Energy Platform) monitoring platform which — similarly to energy — will enable a constant monitoring of consumption, which will be useful to identify priority areas for intervention in order to optimise water needs and monitor each plant’s targets.

Simultaneously a programme aimed at increasing the involvement of the supply chain in order to better know and understand the impact on water generated by Brembo outside its factories continued. Similarly to what happened with gas emissions, a specific questionnaire sent to suppliers also documented water consumption along the entire value chain.  

CDP – formerly Carbon Disclosure Project - has been witnessing Brembo’s effort and has been consistently acknowledging it as a global corporate leader in the management of water resources and water security since 2017. ​​