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Mitigating Water Risk in Sempra Energy's Supply Chain

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Mitigating Water Risk in Sempra Energy's Supply Chain

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5888268 km2
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Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
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Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Partners: Sempra Energy
Countries: United States of America
Regions: Mississippi River
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Stakeholder Participation (SDG 6.b)
Sustainable Production (SDG 12.4)
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Desired Partner: Business
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2018  »  Ongoing
Project Source: CDP
Profile Completion: 56%

Project Overview

Water is of particular focus in our contracts with electricity suppliers since water is generally an important ingredient in the production of electricity. For conventional capacity that we buy under contract with power producers, our RFO stipulates that respondents must have all necessary water rights consistent with the generating resource needs. We also manage water risk in the supply chain by including sustainability-related questions in Requests for Proposals (RFPs...

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Water is of particular focus in our contracts with electricity suppliers since water is generally an important ingredient in the production of electricity. For conventional capacity that we buy under contract with power producers, our RFO stipulates that respondents must have all necessary water rights consistent with the generating resource needs. We also manage water risk in the supply chain by including sustainability-related questions in Requests for Proposals (RFPs), customizing our questions to the material or service being procured. We further work to model the water impacts of our supply chain to identify key suppliers with whom to engage on this issue.

Project Results

Reduced water risk.

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