Of all the water resources on Earth, the available amount of fresh water is only about 0.01%. The water crisis is becoming increasingly serious because of the increase in water consumption due to population growth and economic development and the expansion of areas suffering from water shortages caused by climate change, etc. In response, global companies must play a greater role in the effective use of water and improvement of water quality in their business activities.
The Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group views preserving water resources as an important part of environmental preservation and advances initiatives accordingly. The Group makes efforts to reduce its business activities' impact on water resources and to contribute to resolving water supply-and-demand issues through its products that help preserve water resources.
Efforts to Reduce the Group's Impact on Water Resources
Efforts to reduce the Group's impact on water resources include lowering water intake by reusing cooling water rigorously, which results in preserving water sources, and managing discharged waterquality appropriately, which results in maintaining the water quality of seas and rivers.
Efforts to Contribute to Resolving Water Supply-and-Demand Issues through the Group's Products that Help Preserve Water Resources
Furthermore, to contribute to solving water supply-and-demand issues through our products, the Group develops and markets products with water purification capabilities. The Group's products enable water resources that were unusable previously to be usable industrially and water that used to be discharged as wastewater to be reusable within operating sites; as a result, the Group helps to preserve water resources.