Water risks present a complex challenge for businesses, but there are best practices for supporting SDG6 and its vision of clean water supplies for all.
The Navigator is a completely free online tool that offers a roadmap for businesses to take a holistic approach to water management. It is supported by a practical guide to smart, sustainable water practices at the facility level the helps companies advance along a “Water Maturity Curve.”
In implementing water stewardship, companies can build more resilient operations and suppliers, protect their license to operate, save money, promote workplace productivity, strengthen brand value, and more.
WRI and MIT have developed a proven method to crowdsource local data through businesses to develop a unique water management geodatabase, which is now being scaled. Pinpointing areas with strong or weak water management will allow governments, utilities, businesses and investors to more precisely channel resources to places with the most need.
First convened in November 2017, the Task Force has seen some of its earliest benefit in linking together business representatives and government officials based on an urgent need and a common vision. It is this deepening relationship that will get the Western Cape through the worst drought in at least 300 years.
The Action Platform officially launches today! Over the next three years, the Platform will advance the Mandate’s pioneering work on water stewardship. It will work with companies, UN entities, governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders to foster collective action, test water stewardship best practices, and mobilize business action.
Revolve Water, in association with the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), recently published their “Water Around the Mediterranean” 2017 report. Dedicated to communicating the value of water, Revolve Water’s organizational mission is to identify, encourage and implement innovative solutions for citizens, companies, and cities to become more sustainable in their water and energy usage.
At one time, corporate sustainability was all about taking care of what was happening within the walls of your own facilities. Then we looked deeper.