The Mandate Secretariat works to serve endorsing companies by providing salient water stewardship research, guidance, and tools. To do so, the Secretariat continuously engages endorsers to understand their water-related challenges and needs.
One of the key ways through which Mandate endorsing companies engage in the work of the initiative is via its Working Groups. Through Working Groups, the Mandate Secretariat convenes small groups of endorsing companies (and often other key stakeholders) to support and guide the Mandate’s work. Working Group members help shape the direction and design of Mandate projects by:
- Providing feedback on normative guidance and tools under development
- Helping to develop relevant resources and best practice case examples
- Testing and implementing Mandate guidance and resources
- Participating in collective action initiatives