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6. Water conservative

Availability of water differs amongst regions, we should make sure we only use water where it is sufficiently available. Therefore we assess this in our Sustainability Compass.

About the Sustainability Compass

Maximum score

For determination of the water conservativeness of a raw material or product, a maximum of 30 points can be reached. The most important is whether or not the raw material is sourced from a water scarce country and how much water is needed during extraction and processing.

Calculating the score

Per aspect the final score is a percentage calculated by dividing the actual score by the maximum score. In case of a Product the maximum score is 30, in case of a Raw Material this is 30 for this aspect.

Example calculation

You are calculating the score for a Product.

  • The raw material comes from an area with water stress score of 3
  • The country of processing also has a water stress score  of 3
  • During the extraction and processing there is 60 l/m3 used

The determination of Socially responsible for this example would be:  (0+0+5) / 30 = 17%.


When databases or certifications are needed to determine the score these are mentioned per aspect and explained in the Glossary. Specific references, used to determine thresholds are also mentioned and explained in the Glossary.

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