The ongoing action aims to improve the management of the water issue in our long-term business strategy, and our main goal is qualitative and is widely disclosed in Our 2030 Commitments.
The consumption of water in the cement process is not highly relevant, given the low water intake and the low impact of the process on the quality of the water that returns to the water body, but even so, our operations may be impacted by low water availability, both local (due to the direct use of water in its operations) and national (VC is a company that consumes electricity, a significant part of which is generated from hydroelectric power stations).
In this context, the planned actions include:
• improve the monitoring system for Water Resources indicators within PortalSIM;
• review the classification of Votorantim Cimentos' units located in water scarce areas, considering the Aqueduct 3.0 and Water Risk Filter tools to analyze potential risks related to water for operations and
• provide instruments to review the methodology of the Water Management Plans (PGA), improving and expanding the management of the topic in the company.