Identify Priority Hotspots

Water Data is an Important Management Tool

A Key Performance Indicator (KPI) is a measurable value that demonstrates how effectively a company is achieving business objectives. Organizations use a variety of KPIs to evaluate their success at reaching targets (e.g. financial, environmental, operational, etc).

There are generally two types of KPI’s:

A performance ratio based on a metric of interest relative to something, i.e., volume of water used per volume of beer produced

A simple value, i.e., total water used in a month

In a craft brewery, water-related KPIs can include:

Highs, lows and average wastewater strength

Water volumes used and/or wastewater volume generated in specific activities and/or by month

Example: Tracking Water Use KPI

Example: KPI – Water Use

KPI’s can be used to:

set goals or targets,

track progress over time, and

plan for the future.

This information can also be useful in engaging employees in continuous improvement programs and for supporting sustainability themed communication with stakeholders.