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Countries: India
Regions: Godavari, India
Project SDGs:
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Sustainable Production (SDG 12.4)
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Sustainable Withdrawals
Progress to Date: NA Decrease water footprint
Services Needed: Stakeholder engagement & facilitation
Desired Partner: Labour Organization
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2020  »  Ongoing
Project Website: s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/ungc-production/attachments/cop_2...
Contextual Condition(s): PHYSICAL: Ecosystem vulnerability or degradation
Additional Benefits: Raised awareness of challenges among water users
Beneficiaries: Environmental users (e.g., fishers, recreational users)
Planning & Implementation Time: More than 3 years
Financial Resources: Between $10,000 - $50,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: corporate
Project Challenges: Other
Project Source: CEO Water Mandate
Profile Completion: 90%

Project Overview

We work with our suppliers to decrease their water footprints over time and to determine any risk to the supply of products. This is done by implementing annual Water Footprint Index (WFI) assessments, as part of the Farming for the Future assessments. The WFI takes into account 116 parameters linked to water use efficiency, wastewater, alien vegetation, and soil quality, among others, and helps to track an individual supplierÕs progress year on year. This assessment was rol…

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We work with our suppliers to decrease their water footprints over time and to determine any risk to the supply of products. This is done by implementing annual Water Footprint Index (WFI) assessments, as part of the Farming for the Future assessments. The WFI takes into account 116 parameters linked to water use efficiency, wastewater, alien vegetation, and soil quality, among others, and helps to track an individual supplierÕs progress year on year. This assessment was rolled out to 91 secondary suppliers this year and supplier efficiency against this index showed a 4.1% improvement compared to the previous year. Using five-year data, we have started conducting analyses to understand the critical success factors for water-use efficiency in the supply base. This will be used to develop case studies to be used as a reference for shared leanings among our Farming for the Future suppliers. In addition, we are assisting farmers to prepare for possible water use allocation shifts in the future by ensuring they are equipped with the right data through Farming for the Future.

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Basin and/or Contextual Conditions: PHYSICAL: Ecosystem vulnerability or degradation
Project Benefits: Raised awareness of challenges among water users
Indirect or Direct Beneficiaries: Environmental users (e.g., fishers, recreational users)
Months & Implementing: More than 3 years
Financial Resources: Between $10,000 - $50,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: Corporate funding
Challenges: Other

Project Narrative

About Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited is IndiaÕs leading provider of scientifically proven oral care products with multiple benefits at various price points. The range includes toothpastes, toothpowder, toothbrushes and mouthwashes under the "Colgate" brand, as well as a specialized range of dental therapies under the banner of Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals. The Company also provides a range of personal care products under the ÔPalmoliveÕ brand name. Colgate has been ranked as IndiaÕs #1 Most Trusted Brand across all categories for six consecutive years from 2003 to 2007 and from 2011-2016 by Brand EquityÕs Most Trusted Brand Survey. To know more about Colgate, please visit www.colgate.co.in About Water For People Founded in 1991, Water For People is a global nonprofit organization working in more than 30 districts across nine countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa to achieve lasting quality water and sanitation services. Water For PeopleÕs work in India began in 1996 with projects in West Bengal. Since that time, Water For People programming has evolved to best encompass the most pressing needs around water, sanitation and hygiene issues impacting Indians. With offices located in Delhi and Kolkata, Water For People is focused on reaching everyone in the operating districts of Sheohar, Patharpratima, and Sagar Island with water and sanitation services that are sustainably managed to ensure that they provide such access forever.

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