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Qualcomm's 2023 Corporate Responsibility Report: Resource Management - Water

Tuesday, 16 April 2024 09:45 AM


Originally published in Qualcomm's 2023 Corporate Responsibility Report

NORTHAMPTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / April 16, 2024 / As water sources around the world become increasingly stressed, we are acutely aware of the need to treat water as the precious resource it is. We prioritize assessing our water footprint and conserving water, particularly in California and in our manufacturing facilities, so that we act responsibly in areas that are perennially impacted by water challenges.

In our facilities, we make our greatest gains in water conservation by using reclaimed water instead of potable water for irrigation and our cooling plant systems, whenever possible. During our new office construction efforts at our Bangalore sites, for example, our Facilities Engineering team developed an innovative solution to permanently recapture non-potable water sources including rainwater and pump it into the building's raw water tanks for industrial (non-potable) processes, thus reducing the need for tanker-imported water deliveries while also avoiding pollution that the diesel trucks create. These improvements help reduce our dependency on potable water and increase resiliency in our operations.

At our manufacturing facilities, we conduct water audits to assess usage and share best practices between our locations. Additionally, we have an internal price for water that makes the real cost of water usage and water treatment transparent and evident. This facilitates a strong motivation to develop cost-effective and water-efficient processes.

At our Singapore manufacturing facility, we implemented numerous water savings projects. For example, we installed an innovative watersaving technology known as Local Scrubber Drain (LSRD). This was a collaborative effort with Singapore's Public Utility Board to support the government's water conservation initiative. It has resulted in more than 200,000 cumulative cubic meters (m3) of additional annual water savings and an overall improvement of the plant water recovery rate from 24 percent to 50.5 percent.

Learn more about how Qualcomm is driving innovation, societal advancement and sustainability in the 2023 Corporate Responsibility Report

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