Our water risk management approach involves conducting water impact assessments of our forest operations and pulp and paper mills. Our mills have the potential to impact other water users through their high levels of water withdrawal and use. In turn, they can be impacted on by other water users and, because they are often located along riverbanks, may be at risk of flooding.
In 2019, we worked with WWF to develop a new water stewardship assessment methodology (see case study here).
The assessments help us to identify basin- and production-related water risks, understand shared challenges facing the catchment and identify measures to manage future risks. Based on the findings of the previous water impact assessments at our mills, we are not aware of any mills that are significantly affecting water bodies and related habitats.