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Partners: CEO Water Mandate
H&M Group
Nike, Inc.
Pacific Institute
UNEP
Vietnam Cleaner Production Center
Countries: Cambodia, Viet Nam
Regions: Mekong
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Sustainable Production (SDG 12.4)
Project Tags:
Includes tags from the project and its locations.
Leaving No One Behind
Chemicals Management
Pesticide and Fertilizer Management
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jul. 2011  »  Jul. 2012
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 64%

Project Overview

In 2011, the CEO Water Mandate and UNEP worked with Levi, Nike, H&M, and Nautica on a collective action project intended to improve corporate water management among apparel companies in Cambodia and Vietnam.The project’s overarching goal was to improve water management at the supplier facility level so as to mitigate business’ water‐related risks and reduce water‐related stress on communities and aquatic systems in the region. It involved a series of trainings in Ho...

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In 2011, the CEO Water Mandate and UNEP worked with Levi, Nike, H&M, and Nautica on a collective action project intended to improve corporate water management among apparel companies in Cambodia and Vietnam.The project’s overarching goal was to improve water management at the supplier facility level so as to mitigate business’ water‐related risks and reduce water‐related stress on communities and aquatic systems in the region. It involved a series of trainings in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Project Results

Suppliers, NGOs, and government agencies. The trainings helped participants understand local water related challenges in the Mekong, understand the need for improved industrial water management, and share information on beneficial practices.

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