Water is a rare and precious resource. Every effort has to be made not to waste it. Jean Hénaff has been actively safeguarding water resources since its very creation in 1907. From collection to discharge, the company takes great care to safeguard water resources throughout the entire water cycle. This explains the original decision to establish the plant next to a river, along with the construction of its own water tower during the 1950s. This strong environmental concern also applies downstream with the discharge of waters into the natural environment: spreading on fields or a return to spring water condition. As of 1958, Hénaff pioneered environmental initiatives by setting up a wastewater treatment system; in 2008, Jean Hénaff commissioned the construction of a wastewater treatment plant and an organic wastewater spreading system. The environment is at the heart of the process, and farmers also reap the benefits through a virtuous circular economy.
In 2007, the Loire-Brittany water board awarded Jean Hénaff this distinction, in the category “Water Management in the Industrial Sector”. The fruit of a long-standing commitment to environmental respect, implemented in particular by a sensible and responsible use of water resources. Since 1958, Jean Hénaff has deployed a number of water management systems at its plant aimed at minimising consumption.