Reduced water consumption

Goal 9

Goal 9 Reduce consumptive water intensity of dairy manufacturers by 20%

9.1 20% reduction in consumptive water intensity of dairy manufacturers (on 2010/11 levels) by 2020

2016 performance: Consumptive water intensity of dairy manufacturers increased during the reporting period. During 2015 manufacturers used only 1.58 litres of water per litre of milk processed, whereas in 2016 this increased to 1.62 litres used

In 2016, the scope of consumptive water consumed by the Bega group overall. measured was adjusted to exclude re-used and recycled water and water used for other purposes such as dilution for waste water treatment purposes with a view to capturing this data separately. This change is likely to have influenced the 2016 result, increasing the intensity of the water consumed. Data was collected directly from dairy manufacturers, who collectively process approximately 89% of Australia’s milk.