As global life sciences & materials sciences company DSM continues to support its customers´ drive to achieve increasingly ambitious sustainability targets, the company continues to set important benchmarks in lowering its own environmental footprint. In 2012, DSM has dramatically reduced the level of water consumption at its engineering plastics compounding site in Pune, India. The water footprint of the operation, where the company produces compounds of thermoplastic polyesters and polyamides, has been slashed by two-thirds, thanks to increased process water recycling and strict monitoring of potential water leakages.
DSM’s Pune site, which has been operating since 1998, already has a strong track-record of highly efficient water management. It was one of the first DSM sites to completely eliminate waste water from its production process. Since 2010, all water used on the site has been treated, checked and reused for gardening purposes. These latest improvements in Pune are a reflection of DSM’s ongoing efforts to reduce environmental footprints, both within its own operations and along its value chains.