Bristol-Myers Squibb continues to focus on reducing our water use around the world, with particular focus on our operations in water-stressed areas. We established a Sustainability 2015 Goal of 10 percent reduction in total water use at all our current facilities, from a 2009 baseline year.
We are evaluating and implementing projects and conservation practices site by site, by assessing the water usage of various manufacturing procedures, upgrading equipment efficiency, and implementing water recycling programs. Bristol-Myers Squibb’s water use at current facilities decreased by 0.8 percent absolute since 2009 and by 11.8 percent when normalized by sales through 2011. Water use data is reported in aggregate and the total operational water use includes groundwater, surface water and municipal water sources. Water quantity data by source type is not collected centrally, however it is monitored site by site.
At our Hopewell campus in New Jersey, we are reusing water from our on-site wastewater treatment plant in our cooling towers to meet non-potable needs. In 2011, our on-site wastewater treatment plant generated 6.8 million liters of reclaimed water for a total of 66 million liters since 2004.
We participate in reporting our water use through the Carbon Disclosure Project's Water Disclosure initiative.