Water stress in Mexico is a growing problem, according to figures reported by CONAGUA in 2018, the categories of water stress are distributed as follows:
Operations near water stressed areas
Aware of the national problem and considering that a large part of our operations are located in regions with high degrees of water stress, we have taken measures to promote the efficient use, reuse and treatment of wastewater from our operations.
Such actions not only preserve an invaluable natural resource, but also help reduce our operational costs and prevent maintenance costs.
Currently our water consumption is distributed as follows (based on 2019 consumption data):
Our strategy to efficiently use this resource, includes the following activities:
Monitor and measure of consumption across our portfolios: if we do not measure it, we cannot improve it.
Leak detection, control and reduction.
Night watering to reduce evaporation and increase permeation.
Increase our percentage of fully functioning wastewater treatment plants in our estates.
65.1% reduction in emission intensity vs 2018
Striving for resilience
70% of our shopping malls have wastewater treatment plants: treated water complies with national regulations and NOM-002; it is also constantly monitored and sent to garden watering tasks, municipal sewage systems or used for aquifer recharge.
At FUNO, we strive to include eco-efficient technologies in our estates, in order to guarantee optimal use of this resource. Whenever we make improvements or important investments on eco technologies, we prioritize those estates with intensive water use aiming at better cost-benefit and increased positive impact on the use of water and its availability to communities around.
We also verify that our wastewater complies with regulation and does not negatively damage ecosystems or surrounding communities.