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Water Management

Covering over 70% of the earth’s surface, water is the essence for life. It is a key element in our entire palm oil supply chain, from oil palm plantation to resource-based manufacturing. Good quality water is vital for the health and wellbeing of our people and the local communities in which we operate. Hence, it is our top priority to minimise the risk of water contamination by our palm oil production to ensure a clean and healthy environment for all.

Use of good quality water in oil palm cultivation encourages healthy growth of high yielding palm trees. Efficient water management ensures a steady supply of good water and helps avoid aeration and moisture-stress to the palm trees during the dry or rainy season.

At IOI, we safeguard this precious resource by enforcing these measures and practices:

For the past three years, IOI’s palm oil mills consume an average of 1.4 M3 water to process each MT of fresh fruit bunch (FFB). We are currently conducting a review on our operations, and will be setting reduction targets for the next five years.

Water Consumption for the Processing of FFB (M3 water/MT FFB )
2013
2014
2015
1.19
1.26
1.42