Water covers 70% of our planet, so it is easy to think it will always be plentiful. Fresh water, however – the stuff we drink, bathe in, irrigate our farm fields with – is scarce. Only 3% of the world’s water is fresh water, and two-thirds of that is tucked away in frozen glaciers or otherwise unavailable for our use.
At Darling Ingredients, we look for opportunities to positively contribute to the availability and quality of fresh water. We do this by reducing our consumption of fresh water and by optimizing the amount of water we give back to nature. Through the rendering process, water is removed from the raw material we bring in, pre-treated at our plants, and returned to municipal water treatment plants for further purification for public use.
Water production: The annual amount of water (in gallons or m3) generated through our processing of raw materials and contributed back to the environment.