Management and use of water resources
In 2020, the E&E Department completed the ‘Water Balance’ project, aimed at assessing the water management level in all Group factories. With its final goal being that of offering improvement ideas, the project provided for the identification of wasteful practices, proper uses, infrastructure management, to then be followed by the identification of potential technical solutions enabling a more responsible management of water resources.
The following were verified during 25 site visits (2 conducted remotely):
• the adequacy of the infrastructures,
• the ability to prevent any type of contamination risk;
• the management maturity level of the water resource.
The project was supported by a water management expert to allow a homogeneous assessment in all the plants and identification of the areas for intervention with a view to a constant improvement in the management and use of the water resource. Each plant was requested to provide a roadmap designed to fill any gaps and the opportunities identified.
Moreover, Brembo has anticipated its wider strategic goal — initially set to be achieved by 2025 — to reach by 2022 100% water flows monitoring capability (water withdrawal, disposal and significant internal use) for every site in the Group.
This goal aims at identifying every source of waste, and every abnormal level of consumption against internal and external benchmarks, to enable the implementation of improvement measures that are in line with local standards.
A further development of the project is the inclusion of water measurements within the BEP monitoring platform which — similarly to energy — will enable a constant monitoring of consumption, which in turn will be useful to identify priority areas for intervention.