Optimizing water use
At Grupo Mexico, we are seeking to attain efficient management of resources, for which we have implemented plans for use and management that incorporate the principles of the reduction, reuse, and recycling of the resources we use, these being electrical power, fuels, and water, mainly.
Consumption of fresh water and recovered water
Most of our operations are located in arid or semi-arid areas, therefore the availability of water is a critical element for the sustainability of our operations and our neighbor communities. Consumption of underground water by our Mexican operations was reduced 7.2% compared to last year. Our operations reported an overall reduction of 776,912 m3 in the consumption of fresh water, compared to 2008.
Recovered water increased 8.3% from 2007 to 2009, while consumption of fresh water increased only 1.6% over this same period, which meant an increase in the percentage of recovered water from 67% to 69%.