In 2011 we increased the scope of our reporting to the top ten Amadeus sites worldwide.
Beyond regular office water consumption, Amadeus uses water for cooling equipment in our Data Centre in Erding and for irrigation in our Sophia Antipolis (France) site. In both sites we use partially our own wells. The reduction in water consumption in 2011 is mainly due to our optimisation measures put in place in Sophia Antipolis, which include:
In 2012 we plan to enhance our management system to be able to monitor water consumption to identify any area for improvement and fine tune settings in place.
In Amadeus Data Processing on the other hand the water use has increased due to additional cooling capacity but measures have been undertaken to guarantee supply from our own well.
Other best practices identified and recommended include: