Our production sites continue to find creative ways to save water. Water is a crucial resource for nearly all industrial activity. Yet limited water availability, declining water quality and growing demand from the domestic sector are creating new challenges to businesses that had taken clean and reliable water for granted.
Water has a significant impact on our entire value chain from the production of raw fiber to the manufacturing of finished products. We realize this concern, and have taken initiatives to not only better utilize available water resources, but to introduce methods for maintaining sustainable growth. Analyzing our water footprint is the first step. In 2010, we started monitoring our water utilization, and later began the formulation of a policy and strategy specifically focused on managing water, determining the actions our manufacturing sites will take to minimize its water usage. Measures taken include educational campaigns, flow pressure reducing and monitoring devices, eliminating leaks and using highly advanced water recycling systems.
Intense scrutiny of water resources such as allotment, stringent regulations, community interest and control over local supply has generated a range of water risks for the industrial sector. Confronted by these challenges, we have started to take more proactive and comprehensive strategic water management initiatives. Our aim, therefore, is to progressively reduce our water intensity.
Additionally, keeping in mind the present growth rate and water consumption pattern of our country, efﬁcient ways of water consumption must be found in order to leave enough water for future generations. For this purpose, YTML installed MBR based complete biological plant for treating efﬂuent generated by Wet Processing. After the successful commissioning of MBR-based efﬂuent treatment plant in 2013, which has the capacity of treating 5500 m3/day, YTML installed a Reverse Osmosis Plant to recycle the product of MBR in 2014, enhance our initiatives in terms of water conservation. The RO plant is designed to handle 230 m3/hr feed Water with a recovery rate of up to 94%. Furthermore, we have introduced oscillation rings in our plant, allowing the removal of the Conventional Softener methodology for pre-treatment of RO feed and hence resulting in Less Chemical and Operational Resource Utilization.
YTML is further developing technology to decrease the overall water and energy consumption of our processes for sustainability and to minimize the risk for overreliance on the public water supply. Our aim is to reduce the usage by at least 30%.