This guide compiles the lessons and approaches from Diageo’s experience implementing collective action initiatives in priority basins across the world. Following through on the business case for water stewardship, the guide offers a step-by-step overview with expanded sub-step explanations for how to implement a variety of projects across various contexts. Breaking down the collective action process into preparation, relationship building, and engagement phases, the resource can help guide water professionals through the implementation of collective action projects at the basin level.
This guide will support Sustainability Managers with implementing collective action is a variety of ways. First, it can assist by providing the resources to help you understand and apply key concepts and principles of collective action. The document likewise offers guidance on how to prioritise existing basin initiatives, and conduct due diligence of stakeholders. The guide provides tools and templates to support you in engaging in and monitoring progress on collective action and guidance on financial and non-financial engagement options around collective action. Finally, the guide can help you and your team understand the required time commitment for engaging in and implementing collective action and internal reporting.