The CEO Water Mandate is a commitment platform for business leaders and learners to advance water stewardship.

Endorsing companies commit to action, join the community of practitioners, and report annually on progress.

Endorsement Letter Template

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6 Commitment Areas

  1. Direct Operations
  2. Supply Chain & Watershed Management
  3. Collective Action
  4. Public Policy
  5. Community Engagement
  6. Transparency

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Endorsing Companies


  1. Attend Mandate events and webinars
  2. Demonstrate your commitment to internal and external stakeholders
  3. Keep abreast of water stewardship engagement opportunities


The CEO Water Mandate welcomes companies of all sizes and from all sectors, from all parts of the world, and at all stages of the water stewardship journey.


  1. Become UN Global Compact signatories
  2. Agree to the Mandate’s six core commitment areas
  3. Report annually on progress


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for the annual Communication on Progress reports?

Mandate endorsing companies have quite a bit of flexibility in how they report progress. The only requirements is that they speak toward their progress against all six commitment areas: 1) Direct Operations, 2) Supply Chain & Watershed Management, 3) Collective Action, 4) Public Policy, 5) Community Engagement, and 6) Transparency. Companies are encouraged to use the Mandate’s Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines as a guiding framework for their reporting. Companies are also welcome to submit their CDP Water Questionnaire to fully meet their reporting requirement for the Mandate.


What if my company is not currently a signatory of the UN Global Compact?

New endorsing companies are given a one-year grace period to become signatories of the UN Global Compact. After that, they will be removed as Mandate endorsers. To learn more about becoming a UN Global Compact signatory, go to: