Water Management

Access to clean, safe, and adequate water resources is critical to sustainable development and to our business.

Indofood is committed to using water efficiently and to being responsible for impacts on water resources, particularly in areas of water scarcity. We strive to rehabilitate and conserve freshwater ecosystems wherever possible in partnership with our stakeholders.

We assess water risks using the WWF International Water Risk Filter, a way of mapping water scarcity in the regions where we operate. In addition, we assess water use, cost, and intensity at each operating unit.

All our operating units obtain the necessary Government permits which specify the source of water consumption, and discharge quality. Each unit is subject to a Government assessment to assess for any significant impact arising from water withdrawals by our operations.

All of our wastewater from our operations is sent to a wastewater treatment plant before being discharged, and the quality of wastewater in each operating unit is regularly tested by an independent accredited laboratory.

For Agribusiness Group, palm oil mill effluent (POME) is generated during the processing of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) in the production of crude palm oil. POME is treated on site and managed in compliance with regulatory controls.