Alstom has updated its water-stressed area mapping as per the new World Resources Institute map reference 2012. In 2013, Alstom decided that following only the water stressed area was too restrictive and as a consequence has extended its water consumption reduction target to all its sites.
Alstom has set the target to reduce water consumption by 10% between 2014 and 2020.
Water consumption has been significantly reduced since 2010 through upgrades of cooling processes in relevant places and deployment of continuous efforts to reduce water consumption for domestic usages and green spaces irrigation.
In 2017, with 761 thousands of cubic metres, the water consumption decreased by 18% compared with the reference year 2014.