The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and SustainAbility released today Water for Business.
This guide has specifically designed for businesses to help them identify the water tools and initiatives most suitable for their business needs and environmental sustainability. This report will help businesses use water more effectively and support their efforts in adopting more sustainable solutions in partnership with other stakeholders.
One initiative alone will not satisfy the needs of every business, local community or stakeholder group. The guide Water for Business outlines the benefits of the different tools available, illustrates how a combination of complementary toolscan best meet wide ranging needs, and helps businesses to manage the complexity of water-related challenges.
“Water is becoming an increasingly precious resource for businesses across sectors and around the world. Managing it effectively – both within and beyond the facility fenceline – is essential to ensuring that both businesses and communities prosper long into the future. Water for Business can help business leaders sort through the myriad of tools and resources available, and select the ones that are most useful for their individual situation,” said Jeff Erikson, Senior VP at SustainAbility.
“The new edition of Water for Business is a particularly valuable resource for manufacturers wishing to evaluate their water management programs in the context of the current water sustainability space,” concluded Paul Wiegand, Vice President, Water Quality at NCASI whose insights and technical expertise have been instrumental in making this project a success over the past few years.