Commitment to Water Use

G4-EN10, G4-EN22, G4-EN31

Water consumption in our facilities is mainly for sanitary purposes. However, we work with our partners to reduce water consumption in our supply chain. Our focus is on reducing the amount of packaging used and the introduction of recyclable materials, always taking care of the quality of the product and its compliance with the applicable regulations.

In this way, we seek to go beyond our distribution and manufacturing processes, integrating an active supply chain into water use saving programs and promoting environmental awareness lectures that generate change.

In 2016 we replaced the bottles of water with demijohns in our facilities, thus reducing the consumption of this liquid and its cost substantially. In total, we reduced our consumption from 496,800 to 47,760 liters per year, which represented a reduction of 90.4% over the previous year. On the other hand, with this initiative we managed to save a total of $ 439,488, demonstrating a serious commitment to the eco-efficiency of our operations.

With respect to the subject of effluents, it is important to mention that part of our wastewater is directed to the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) of an authorized third party. Throughout 2016 in Mexico, a total of 3,248 m3 of wastewater was generated at CEDIS, of which 100% were treated through this system. Other countries have examples of good practice in this regard. In Ecuador, for example, a total of USD $ 18,000 was invested in the construction of their own WWTP and in the analysis of the chemical composition of the effluents.


Reporte de Sustentabilidad 2016 de Genomma Lab Internacional