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Masco’s total energy consumption in 2015 was comprised largely of electricity and natural gas. Masco consumed 1.21 GJ of electricity, a 15 percent decrease from 2014, and 1.49 GJ of natural gas, a 19 percent increase from 2014.

Energy consumption

The percentage of total energy Masco consumed in 2015 in the form of electricity was 45 percent (55 percent natural gas), and 100 percent of that electricity was purchased from the grid.

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In 2010, we committed to reducing our CO2 intensity by 10 percent from the CO2 intensity baseline in our 2007 CSR. We define CO2 intensity as metric tons of CO2 per unit of net sales in U.S. dollars. In computing CO2, we include our consumption 0 of electricity, natural gas and heating fuel (oil) as well as fuel use (gasoline, diesel nd propane). Standard conversion factors are used to compute CO2 emissions from energy use.

Co2 intensity

This represents a 39 percent decrease from the intensity reported in our 2007 CSR, putting us ahead of our goal of reducing our 2007 C02 intensity by 10 percent in 2015. Masco's 2015 CO2 emissions were 63 percent lower than our CO2 emissions as reported in our 2007 CSR. Masco's 2015 net sales were 39 percent lower than our net sales reported in our 2007 CSR.


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Masco’s total water consumption in 2015 was approximately 1,593,000 M3. This is 21 percent lower than the volume reported in our 2007 CSR, when sales were 65 percent higher.

Water consumption


In 2015, only three of Masco’s companies disclosed the use of water in areas that the World Resource Institute defines as being highly or very highly stressed for water: Watkins, Behr Process Corporation, and HÜPPE. The average percentage of total water these companies consumed in these areas was 55 percent of their total water consumption.


We are committed to reducing our impact on water resources company-wide. Efforts are in place to reduce the amount of water used in product design and in manufacturing processes. For example, we have collaborated with the EPA as a WaterSense partner to encourage the efficient use of water resources and actively protect the future of our water supply. The WaterSense program currently specifies labeling of high-efficiency toilets and water-conserving bath faucets, which can provide 30 percent water savings for residential use and perform better than the industry standard. Masco also works to reduce environmental impact by responsibly disposing of water. Masco discharges process water from its manufacturing locations to local, publicly-owned treatment works. We are not aware of any bodies of water that are significantly affected by our discharges.


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The total amount of wood fiber purchased during 2015 was approximately 100,800 metric tons (MT).


Five Masco companies have determined the procurement of wood from responsibly-managed sources is an important metric to measure performance. For these companies, the percentage of their 2015 total amount of wood fiber that was purchased from certified forestry sources was:

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In 2010, we committed to reducing our waste intensity by 20 percent from the intensity baseline in our 2007 CSR. We define waste intensity as metric tons of waste per unit of net sales in U.S. dollars. Total waste consists of hazardous waste, non-hazardous waste and recycled waste. Hazardous waste is primarily disposed through fuels blending, incineration, landfill or recycling. Non-hazardous waste is primarily disposed through landfill. Some non-hazardous waste is also incinerated or sent to a wastewater treatment facility. Recycled waste is kept out of landfills by changing some of our process and construction waste materials into new products.

Waste intensity
*The numbers above do not include waste for BrassCraft or Mirolin, both of whom have efforts underway to incorporate their waste data into Masco's Corporate Health, Safety, and Environmental system going forward.


We are committed to sustainable product design, production, packaging and delivery, which may include product lifecycle evalutation for environmental impacts and product sustainability. We collaborate with many third-party business partners to reduce the environmental impact of our products, such as reducing water use and carbon intensity, as well as using sustainable materials in product development.