Luc, UCB (photo)

Luc, UCB

Water consumption at the UCB facilities decreased by 12% (or 100 050 m3). Again, the reduction is mainly due to the divestiture of the sites in Seymour and Shannon (which lowered water consumption by 190 654 m3), as water consumption in key sites such as Braine-l’Alleud, Bulle and Slough increased by 87 967 m3. Factors which influenced water consumption at these sites are increased production and research activities, variations in climatological conditions (with an impact on the need for cooling) and water saving programs implemented at the sites.

UCB’s transformation to a leading biotechnology company may further impact water consumption as these production processes tend to be more water demanding.