To help SEDIF reduce its GHG emissions by 33% by 2020, Veolia has implemented an innovative contractual programme, making use of 3 complementary levers:
- Energy savings: Electricity, essentially used for pumping and treating water, represents 95% of the water service’s energy consumption. The objective is to reduce electricity consumption by 6% by 2022.
- Renewable energy: Electricity has been supplied from 100% renewable sources since 2013 (through special contracts with electricity suppliers).
- Reforestation: 9 community reforestation programmes, recognized for their environmental and social benefits – managed by the organization Up2Green Reforestation- help offset any residual greenhouse gas emissions
- Real-time service management, with “ServO”: centralized management of processes, interventions, and customer relations.
- Water storage at several points on the network and network partitioning to ensure a two-day autonomy and minimum distribution, if the water supply is damaged.
- Implementation of an ultimate backup plan: continuity of essential services, interconnected production plants, deep boreholes (800 m) for supplying underground water, which is protected from pollution and earthquakes.
2% reduction in electricity consumption = -3.9 GWh in 2014 versus 2011
100% of electricity consumption from renewable sources since 2013
32% reduction in GHG emissions by 2020
367,000 trees planted in 2014
either 100% of residual GES emissions offset