Fighting Drought in Brazil

Certain regions of Brazil faced their worst drought for 80 years during FY2015.

As this crisis was a reality for São Paulo state, our Cubatão plant team launched an internal campaign to raise awareness for employees and contractors. Furthermore, the plant implemented measures to offset the impact of the drought.

These measures included installing overhead pipes to replace underground piping, the installation of new hydrometers and the intensification of inspections to identify and fix any leaks. The measures led to greater control of water use. “Water rationing is a reality in São Paulo City, which means it is vital that we protect this natural resource. In this context, this campaign is so important,” said Alessandra Gomez, Sustainability Director, South America.