There is a finite amount of freshwater on the planet (approximately 3 percent of all the water in the world is freshwater and less than 1 percent is usable by humans). Rapid population growth and accelerating levels of consumption mean that the world’s water supplies face increasing demand.
Boots UK audits water usage to reduce costs and consumption
Boots UK conducts approximately 10 water audits per month to assess and reduce its water usage. Stores with the highest water consumption, mostly representing Boots UK’s largest stores, were targeted first followed by reviewing a variety of other store formats.
Following a water audit, on average, Boots UK achieved a consumption savings of 11 percent overall when compared with the previous 12 month period to 31 March 2014. Initiatives included reducing leakage and raising awareness of water saving.
Additionally, water saving initiatives ranged from working with ‘green champions’ to create water league tables in stores as well as introducing poster campaigns.