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Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
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Affiliated Orgs: WASH4Work
Projects: Iringa Water of Life project
Nairobi Water Roundtable
Water Project at Mkururanga Tanzania
Countries: China, Ethiopia, India, United Republic of Tanzania
Regions: Awash, Ganges - Brahmaputra, Huang He (Yellow River), India, Yangtze River (Chang Jiang)
Organization SDGs:
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Target 2.4: Sustainable Agriculture
Target 6.4: Water Use Efficiency
Target 6.1 & 6.2: Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene
Target 6.5: Integrated Water Resource Management
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Org. Type: Business
Industry Sectors: Consumer Products and Food and Beverage
Language: English
Org. Website: www.diageo.com
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Organization Overview

Diageo's commitment to water stewardship is outlined in its Blueprint Water Framework. Designed to effect substantial, sustainable and measurable change, the Framework is based on three platforms: 1) Operations: we work to reduce our impact on water in our production facilities and supply chains. This involves: – Improving water efficiency in our facilities – Absolute reduction on water use at water-stressed sites – Reducing the polluting power of wastewater13 from ou...

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Diageo's commitment to water stewardship is outlined in its Blueprint Water Framework. Designed to effect substantial, sustainable and measurable change, the Framework is based on three platforms: 1) Operations: we work to reduce our impact on water in our production facilities and supply chains. This involves: – Improving water efficiency in our facilities – Absolute reduction on water use at water-stressed sites – Reducing the polluting power of wastewater13 from our facilities – Engaging directly with suppliers in water-stressed countries where we operate, to encourage more sustainable strategies for agriculture. 2) Community involvement: we aim to improve access to water where we operate by supporting the stewardship of water resources. Launched in 2006, our Water of Life programme aims to enable access to clean drinking water, and where possible sanitation, to approximately 1 million people a year across Africa. 3) Collective action and advocacy: we work with others to accelerate progress on the UN Millennium Development Goals for water and sanitation. Through the concerted efforts of our employees, consumers, customers, suppliers, NGOs, governments and other businesses we work to raise awareness and deliver targeted initiatives in this key area. For Diageo the water challenge is most acute in Africa, where the UN predicts that 50% of the population will face water scarcity by 2025. We are proud of our strong presence in and commitment to Africa – which accounts for about 14% of our total net sales but 84% of our organic growth. We expect this growth to continue, but with increased production comes increased demand on water management, an especially important problem in a region where we have identified that around half of our production sites are located in water-stressed11 areas. Africa therefore is currently the most important, but by no means the only, focus of our water programme.

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Michael Alexander
Head of Water, Environment & Agriculture
Diageo


Projects


Iringa Water of Life project was launched in 2012 with the aim of giving a solution to the acute water shortage in some hospitals in Tanzania. The water project also seeks to provide efficient water storage and distribution systems. The ... Learn More

Additionally we have focused on the need for collective action to address the water crisis and as such have established the Nairobi Water Roundtable, a group of key stakeholders in the area, including local government, NGOs and other industries, to ... Learn More

The project consisting of model facilities costing approximately Tzs 384.6 Million were constructed by AMREF through funding of EABL Foundation and Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL). The facilities consist of boreholes, rainwater harvesting tanks, shallow wells and water and sanitation facilities. ... Learn More

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