Fulfill Your UN Guiding Principles Responsibilities

This new guidance tool from the CEO Water Mandate and Shift helps companies (particularly heavy water users) translate their responsibility to respect the human rights to water and sanitation (HRWS) into their existing water management policies, processes, and company cultures.

This website presents key elements of this guidance in a user-friendly manner. The complete Guidelines are captured in the PDF version available for download below.

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Navigating the Guidance

Click on the element of guidance that speaks to your current needs and interests
Human Rights Framework Develop a Policy Develop a Policy Assess Impacts Assess Impacts Remediation and Grievance Remediation and Grievance Integrate and Take Action Integrate and Take Action Track and Communicate Track and Communicate Affected Stakeholder Engagement


The CEO Water Mandate Secretariat and project team would like to thank the Mandate-endorsing companies Coca-Cola, and Nestle, and PepsiCo, as well as the Government of Norway and Government of Sweden, whose funding support enabled the development of this Guidance.