Water Management

The company’s water supply comes from three main sources: surface water, groundwater, and/or municipal water, depending on the location and needs of each facility. The main industrial use of water in our operations is for the production of pulp, paper, board, molded pulp and tissue paper products.

Our corporate sustainable development goal in matters of water is to reduce the industrial use of water per metric ton of product by 25% by 2025, considering all of our production facilities across 8 countries in Latin America.  

Performance in the year 2019 Percentage of completion 2025 goal
31.33 m3/t -1.2% Reduce by 25%

Water withdrawal, discharge and industrial consumption in m3

  2016 2017 2018 2019
Withdrawal     205,870,133 206,541,364
Discharge     176,508,887 172,762,732
Consumption     29,361,246 33,778,632

Water withdrawal by source

Withdrawal 2016 2017 2018 2019
Surface water     91.38% 91.22%
Groundwater     6.96% 7.09%
Provided by a third party     1.66% 1.69%

Water discharge by destination

2016 2017 2018 2019
Surface water     97.59% 97.53%
Groundwater     0.01% 0.01%
Third parties     2.29% 2.29%
Sea     0.11% 0.17%

Production and intensity

  2016 2017 2018 2019
Production in metric tons     6,650,491 6,593,385
Intensity in m3/metric ton of product     30.96 31.33