Johnson Tiles Water Footprint

Johnson Tiles, based in Stoke-on-Trent, is a manufacturer and importer of ceramic wall and floor tiles, for both the residential and commercial markets.

The Challenge

Johnson Tiles is committed to lowering its environmental impact (one of the Sunday Times Top 60 Best Green Companies since 2008 and ISO 14001 certified since 1998) and already recycles water at the Tunstall factory in Stoke-on-Trent. In order to improve their environmental profile, reduce future water consumption and save costs Johnson Tiles commissioned Ceram to carry out a water footprint of its Tunstall factory.

What We Delivered

Ceram calculated a water footprint of tiles produced at the factory in 2010.

During a factory audit, Ceram collected data relating to direct and indirect water inputs and effluent. The data included primary data collected by Johnson Tiles and secondary data from the water provider and suppliers. The data was then collated and analysed by Ceram to create a report and water footprint of the factory.

Water Flow Sankey (click here to expand image)


Value to the Client

The report states the water footprint per m3 of tiles manufactured during 2010 and identifies where water is being lost and where water usage could be reduced, thus providing potential cost savings of up to 70% a year.

The report will also help Johnson Tiles differentiate themselves from competitors and substantiate the organisation's commitment to reducing its environmental impact.

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