Begin Your Stewardship Practice

New to water? Try these first steps.

If your company has no experience with water stewardship, here are some helpful first steps to help you begin your stewardship practice.


FIRST STEPS FOR OPERATIONS MANAGERS

Facility managers can begin their stewardship practice with:

Operations

Operations actions help save money, increase worker engagement and productivity, and help manage adverse impacts on people and ecosystems.

Resources

  • The WBCSD WASH in the Workplace Self-Assessment Tool is a good place to start for implementing WASH services.
  • The Alliance for Water Stewardship’s Water Stewardship Standard offers a comprehensive look at stewardship practice at the site-level.

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Communication

Communication actions help establish enduring stakeholder relationships and ensure the facility’s license to operate.

Resources

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FIRST STEPS FOR CORPORATE OFFICES

Sustainability directors and other corporate employees can begin work in three key areas:

Operations

Operations activities allow your company to immediately reduce its water use and pollution and related impacts.

Resources

  • The Ceres’ Aqua Gauge offers a comprehensive overview of water management practices at the corporate-level.

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Context

Context activities ensure you have the data and analysis needed to make the case for action on water across the company and to form a strategic, comprehensive water policy. These Context analyses are the gateway to truly impactful, robust water stewardship practice and should be conducted as soon as possible.

Resources

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Communication

Communication helps expose a company to an even wider range of information and perspectives and therefore to develop strategies and actions that create shared value.

Resources

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