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Industrias La Constancia

El Salvador

During the last 9 years, Industrias La Constancia has made investments in projects which have had a considerable contribution in the reduction of water consumption. These projects, along with environmental awareness programs, have been the support pillars to develop production processes with efficient uses of water.

Some of the activities developed in order to improve water efficiency have included:

  • Re-designing the breweries and investment in equipment with efficient consumptions of water and energy;
  • Improving the sanitation and cleaning processes of equipment and facilities;
  • Utilising of cooling towers for the re-circulation of water in the refrigeration, pasteurisation and other systems;
  • Certification in environmental management systems ISO 14001:2004 which helped to identify the significant environmental impacts for each brewery.
Industrias La Constancia

As a result of these activities, Industrias La Constancia improved their water efficiency by 68% from 11.42 hl/hl in 2001 to 3.65 hl/hl in 2010. It is estimated that over this nine year period more than half a million m3 of water has been saved.

This project has been recognised externally and during 2009 won two awards; it was selected as the best clean production project applied to the industry in El Salvador and as one of the best projects of clean production in the Central American and Caribbean Region.

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