Water

Efficiency & engagement

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Bunge's Water Use

Agriculture is a major water user, accounting for 70 percent of all water withdrawals globally. As the world's population increases, so does the demand for food and freshwater. Bunge and other companies in the food production chain have a stake in improving the efficiency of water use in agricultural production and in their industrial operations.

Bunge uses water at its facilities to process grains, oilseeds and sugarcane into feed ingredients, value-added food products and biofuels. We track withdrawals of water by source at major facilities.

We have consistently reduced the volume of water used throughout our operations.

Between 2010 and 2015, we lowered absolute water use in our oilseed value chain by 18%.

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UN CEO Water Mandate

Bunge joined the UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate in 2015.  

Launched in July 2007 by the UN Secretary-General, the CEO Water Mandate is a public-private initiative designed to assist companies in the development, implementation and disclosure of water sustainability policies and practices. It covers six elements: Direct Operations, Supply Chain and Watershed Management, Collective Action, Public Policy, Community Engagement, and Transparency.

As part of our commitment, we have launched a new goal of contributing to watershed management plans in areas where we operate that subject to high water stress.  Bunge operates 26 facilities in areas of high or extremely high Baseline Water Stress, as defined by the WRI Aqueduct Tool.

You can read more about our activities in our CDP water disclosure and our UN Global Compact COP.

Bunge's Water Use

Agriculture is a major water user, accounting for 70 percent of all water withdrawals globally. As the world's population increases, so does the demand for food and freshwater. Bunge and other companies in the food production chain have a stake in improving the efficiency of water use in agricultural production and in their industrial operations.

Bunge uses water at its facilities to process grains, oilseeds and sugarcane into feed ingredients, value-added food products and biofuels. We track withdrawals of water by source at major facilities.

We have consistently reduced the volume of water used throughout our operations.

Between 2010 and 2015, we lowered absolute water use in our oilseed value chain by 18%.

UN CEO Water Mandate

Bunge joined the UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate in 2015.  

Launched in July 2007 by the UN Secretary-General, the CEO Water Mandate is a public-private initiative designed to assist companies in the development, implementation and disclosure of water sustainability policies and practices. It covers six elements: Direct Operations, Supply Chain and Watershed Management, Collective Action, Public Policy, Community Engagement, and Transparency.

As part of our commitment, we have launched a new goal of contributing to watershed management plans in areas where we operate that subject to high water stress.  Bunge operates 26 facilities in areas of high or extremely high Baseline Water Stress, as defined by the WRI Aqueduct Tool.

You can read more about our activities in our CDP water disclosure and our UN Global Compact COP.