Water Reduction

  • Goal - 30% reduction in Freshwater usage by 2030

Winnebago Industries is committed to reducing its freshwater consumption by 30% by 2030. We performed a water risk assessment for all manufacturing locations using the World Resource Institute (WRI) Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas (click here for more information: WRI Aqueduct Water Risk).  We assessed 14 different water risk indicators for both current (2021) and "optimistic" scenario (SSP2 RCP4.5) for 2030, which represents a world with stable economic development and carbon emissions peaking and declining by 2040.

According to the “optimistic” scenario, five of our nine campuses will experience high to extremely high levels of baseline water stress by 2030. As responsible water stewards, we are committed to minimizing our reliance on freshwater using best practices to conserve water and the use of water reclamation and recycling systems in our manufacturing facilities located in all areas experiencing high levels of baseline water stress.

Chart of freshwater use (929,430 kgal) by business, baseline year 2020.
Map showing forecasted change in water stress levels in the central and eastern U.S.A., 2021 to 2030. Source: World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Risk Atlas.

WRI Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas Baseline Water Stress: The number of campuses experiencing high to extremely high levels of baseline water stress is projected to increase over the next decade. This map illustrates the "optimistic" scenario (SSP2 RCP4.5) for 2030, which represents a world with stable economic development and carbon emissions peaking and declining by 2040.