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MYTILINEOS Holdings Sustainability Report
2014
MYTILINEOS Holdings Sustainability Report
2014
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87.8%
Metallurgy & Mining
Sector
11%
EPC Projects
Sector
0.6%
Energy Sector
Percentage of water withdrawal by activity sector.
Corporate Centre
0.6%
Group policy on responsible
management of water:
-
management-of-water
6.7 Water
The total volume of water withdrawals to meet the production and other
operating needs of the Group, in 2014, stood at 166.12 million m
3
. The
year 2014 is set as the new base year for water withdrawal indicators,
as this is the first year for which full data are provided on the volume
of seawater withdrawn for use in the cooling systems of the Group's
heavy industry plants. In more detail:
Total water withdrawal from surface waters
(sea) (m
3
)
2014
Volume of seawater used in the cooling systems
of the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant of
ALUMINIUM OF GREECE. The volume of water with-
drawn remains virtually stable on an annual basis, in
strict compliance with the provisions of the relevant
Decision of the Water Resources Management Direc-
torate of the Sterea Regional Administration.
161,733,577
Total water withdrawal from
groundwater sources (m
3
)
2014
Volume of industrial service water and drinking water
used primarily to meet the manufacturing/processing,
energy and water supply needs of the Group's industrial
facilities. Of this total volume, 99.1% is obtained from a
network of 15 wells, owned by ALUMINIUM OF GREECE,
which the company operates in the broader region
around its plant, in strict compliance with the provisions
oftherelevantDecisionoftheWaterResourcesManage-
ment Directorate of the Sterea Regional Administration.
4,225,222
Total water withdrawal from
Public water supply utilities (m
3
)
2014
Volume of water from municipal reserves and pub-
lic water supply utilities used to meet the needs of the
Group's buildings and - primarily - industrial facilities,
as e.g. happens in ALUMINIUM OF GREECE, which
uses the volume of water attributable to the Metallurgy
& Mining Sector, which comes from the Athens Water
Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP - Mornos River
Connection), exclusively for industrial service use.
152,555
Total utilisation
of stormwater (m
3
)
2014
Rainwater collected directly in a special reservoir,
configured in the area of a disused mine, with a
capacity of 6.000 m
3
, used by DELPHI-DISTOMON.
6,000
Percentage of rainwater collected, by activity sector.
Metallurgy &
Mining Sector
100%
Percentage of water withdrawal by activity sector.
Metallurgy & Mining Sector
0.1%
Energy
Sector
99.9%
Percentage of water withdrawal by activity sector.
Metallurgy & Mining Sector
100%
The areas used for water withdrawal by the Group's activity sectors,
especially the Metallurgy & Mining Sector, do not contain water masses
regarded by scientific groups or Public Authorities as particularly sensi-
tive, due to their relative size, operation or status as a rare, endangered
or threatened ecosystem (or because they support a specific threatened
plant or animal species). In addition, they are not located in any other
area designated as a protected area.
(G4-EN9)
Regarding the seawater used in the cooling systems of the Combined
Heat and Power plant of ALUMINIUM OF GREECE, in addition to the
compliance with the relevant provisions of the laws determining the
framework for preventing any environmental impact, the company
commissions, on an annual basis, an authoritative organisation to con-
duct a research study for monitoring the status of benthic biocoenoses,
placing emphasis on thermophilic species on the Antikyra Gulf seabed.
Finally, the quantity of water reused or recycled in the Group's activity
sectors in 2014 stood at 5.3 million m
3
(corresponding to 3.2% of the to-
tal volume of water withdrawal). Of this total quantity, 99.8% accounts
for water recycled/reused in the Energy Sector and, more specifically,
for the following: (a) The utilisation of 5,282,604 m
3
of seawater from
the cooling systems of the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant of
ALUMINIUM OF GREECE by the Ag. Nikolaos thermal power plant of
PROTERGIA, after which it is returned back; and (b) the recycling of 8,580
m
3
of liquidwaste from the Heat Recovery Boiler of KORINTHOS POWER S.A.
(a subsidiary of PROTERGIA).
(G4-EN10)
(G4-EN8)
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