While water management is a critical and highly-influential topic in some industrial sectors, Avient’s operations are not water intensive. Normal manufacturing processes are “dry” and water use is limited to sanitary applications and process cooling, with closed loop recycling processes cooling dominating. Further, the vast majority of Avient sites are generally comparably smaller scale and located in urban or suburban areas. As such, we manage both water and biodiversity responsibly, and in accordance with applicable laws, but these topics do not reach the threshold of materiality compared with other operational areas.
Information on water withdrawal, recycling/reuse, and discharge is provided in the Metrics section of this report.