Water

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Water consumption

Group breakdown by Business Unit (%) and % variation
compared to the previous 2 years
GroupDomesticBrazilMedia
Consumption of water drawn from artesian wells m3 28,600 100% 0% 0%
Consumption of water provided by water supply companies m3 5,656,777 97% 3% 0%
Consumption of water drawn from other sources m3 27,108 0% 100% 0%
Total water consumption m3 5,712,485 97% 3% 0%
2015 v. 2014 19% 22% (22)% 672%
2015 v. 2013 17% 18% (15)% 465%
 

The significant increase in water consumption by the Domestic BU and the Media BU in previous years is due to a review of the calculation method which made it possible to obtain more accurate data. Presumably the consumptions of previous years would also show a significant increase with respect to what was published1. In any case the comparison was made with data published in the previous Reports.

   

1 A reworking of the evaluations of previous Group consumptions applying the current criteria would give the following approximate results: 6,360,000 m3 in 2014 and 5,560,000 m3 in 2013; therefore the total consumption in 2015 would show a reduction of 10% and an increase of 3% as compared with 2014 and 2013 respectively. Likewise, the total consumption of the Domestic BU, which is of 5,515,205 m3 in 2015, would have been of about 6,100,000 m3 in 2014 and 5,318,000 m3 in 2013.