Water is a key component of Fortune Brands’ manufacturing process, with our decking and faucet operations using our most water-intensive manufacturing processes.
Our facilities track water usage to allow the company to report on total water use. We rely on our operational and EH&S teams to identify water-related impacts to our
manufacturing, primarily by finding ways to reduce the amount of water used, implement or maintain recycled water systems or clean wastewater.
For example, Fiberon plants utilize a closed-loop water system for minimal waste discharge, enabling Fiberon to use the same water every day. Master Lock’s air-cooled air compressor in its Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plant is enabling Master Lock to reduce its annual water consumption by about 15 million gallons.