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Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)

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Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)

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Total Organizations: 425
Total Projects: 584
Total Locations: 2066
Profile Completion: 100%

SDG Overview

SDG Target

  • By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity

Context

Increased water efficiency is a way of easing water demand pressure/water user conflict by more effectively utilizing every unit of existing supply. Efficient water use can lead to the overall reduction of total water consumption, to greater economic productivity, or other benefits (e.g., households served, crop yield, or revenue) per unit of water.

Developing, adopting, and/or disseminating innovative technologies (e.g., water-efficient industrial processes, cooling systems, drip irrigation, commercial/residential fixtures and appliances), encouraging changes in management practices and behavior that lead to increase efficiency (e.g., leak monitoring, drought-tolerant landscaping, etc.), reducing losses/leaks within the water system, advancing commercial incentives that promote water efficiency, or collecting and sharing data on water use that can inform organizations’ and people’s water use decisions.

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Organizations in Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)


The Pacific Institute envisions a world in which society, the economy, and the environment have the water they need to thrive now and in the future. In pursuit of this vision, the Institute creates and advances solutions to the world’s ... Learn More

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We acheive this through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 550 scientists, located in all 50 U.S. states ... Learn More

The CEO Water Mandate mobilizes business leaders to advance water stewardship, sanitation, and the Sustainable Development Goals – in partnership with the United Nations, governments, peers, civil society, and others. Endorsers of the CEO Water Mandate recognize that they can ... Learn More

WaterAid is an international NGO focused exclusively on ensuring equitable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education for the world’s poorest communities. Formed in 1981 we have been working in water, sanitation and hygiene for over 30 years. To ... Learn More

Maithri Aquatech's mission is to produce potable water sustainably from thin air and serve a fundamental right to global societies. Learn More

The Water Resilience Coalition, founded in 2020, is an industry-driven, CEO-led coalition of the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate that aims to elevate global water stress to the top of the corporate agenda and preserve the world's freshwater resources ... Learn More

ASE develops and offers complete turnkey solutions covering front-end engineering tests, wafer probing and final tests, as well as IC packaging, materials and electronic manufacturing services through USI with superior technologies, breakthrough innovations, and advanced development programs. In order to ... Learn More

Unilever's purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace Learn More

Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2012 sales of $12 billion and 44,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain ... Learn More

Tosheka Products is a social impact business in Kenya. I am interested in engaging with your organization to respond to the global problem of women and children having access to Life’s most precious necessity water without the strain of caring ... Learn More

We are a group of driven professionals from three continents that have a deep interest, dedication and skill to move from theory to practice and produce tangible outcomes in light of our mission: To explore and promote ways for people ... Learn More

Preparing for and adapting to new climate realities will be one of the defining challenges of the 21st century. Recognizing the considerable environmental, social, and economic value at stake due to worsening water stress and climate change, the private sector ... Learn More

Ser referentes y líderes en soluciones sostenibles de aprovechamiento de agua subterránea en Latinoamérica. Empresa experta en gestionar sistemas integrales de aprovechamiento de agua subterránea para el desarrollo sostenible del Colombia Learn More

The Procter &amp; Gamble Company is an American multi-national consumer goods corporation headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Learn More

The Bocar Group is a North American company with international support structures and ultimate manufacturing technology. Primary focus is to supply advanced aluminum and plastic components (powertrain, structural &amp; transmission for aluminum and interior &amp; large components for plastic). New ... Learn More

Satisfacer de manera confiable tanto a la industria alimentaria como a consumidores finales en todo el mundo, ofreciéndoles frutas y verduras procesadas de calidad asegurada, elaboradas con los más altos estándares de mercado. Ser los mejores socios comerciales para nuestros ... Learn More

Glencore plc is an Anglo–Swiss multinational commodity trading and mining company. Learn More

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment. It is the world's largest independent conservation organization with over 5 million supporters worldwide, working in ... Learn More

Be a leader in water stewardship for the fashion industry, working both with reducing the water footprint of our value chain and engaging to promote better water governance in strategic, high risk river basins to secure availability and quality of ... Learn More

Created in August 2002 by the integration of six companies from Odebrecht Group and the Mariani Group, Braskem is currently the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the largest producer of polypropylene in the United States. Its ... Learn More

The SWPN is a coordination platform for companies, government and civil society to collectively find solutions for the country’s most pressing water challenges. Focal areas are agricultural supply chains, mine and wastewater management, water conservation and leakage reduction, skills development, ... Learn More

For the last one and half decades, UDYAMA has demonstrated few evidence based initiatives working directly with community and engaging partner NGOs in coastal, tribal areas and carved out good learning on community resilience process and environmental richness. Learning–Linking- Livelihoods ... Learn More

Estamos comprometidos en garantizar la preservacion del medio ambiente, el uso racional de los recursos y la minimizacion de los residuos, en el convencimiento de que esta linea de actuacion es coherente con la mejora en la calidad de vida ... Learn More

Givaudan is a Swiss manufacturer of flavors, fragrances, and active cosmetic ingredients. Learn More

General Motors Company is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services. Learn More

Established in 1946, Garanti Bank is Turkey’s second largest private bank with consolidated assets of nearly TL 385 billion (USD 84.3 billion) as of June 30, 2018. Garanti is an integrated financial services group operating in every segment of the ... Learn More

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporatin is a Japanese multinational photography and imaging company headquartered in Tokyo Learn More

Figroglass is one of the global leaders in the Ice Cold Merchandisers (ICM) market and the principal supplier of glass packaging in the high growth markets of West Africa. Learn More

Fresnillo plc is a Mexican-based precious metals mining company incorporated in the United Kingdom and headquartered in Mexico City. Learn More

FMC Corporation is an American chemical manufacturing company headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Learn More

Fibria Celulose is a Brazilian pulp and paper company, created by a merger between Aracruz Celulose and Votorantim Celulose e Papel. The company has a production capacity exceeding six million tons of pulp and paper produced in seven factories distributed ... Learn More

Exelon Corporation is an American Fortune 100 energy company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Learn More

Essilor International S.A. is a French-based international ophthalmic optics company that designs, manufactures and markets lenses to correct or protect eyesight. Learn More

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. Our mandate is to support the German Government in achieving its development objectives. We provide viable, ... Learn More

EOG Resources, Inc. is one of the largest independent (non-integrated) crude oil and natural gas companies in the United States with proved reserves in the United States, Trinidad, the United Kingdom and China. Learn More

EDP is based in Portugal and is a multinational, vertically integrated utility company. Learn More

Duratex is a Brazilian company that manufactures wood products, sanitary vitreous chinaware and metal fittings. Learn More

Ser una empresa de alimentos reconocida y preferida por nuestros consumidores y clientes, por la calidad y diversidad de nuestras marcas. Learn More

Initiative: Eau is an American 501(c)3 non-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission is to increase the safety and quality of drinking water services in developing areas and crisis zones. We currently conduct programming in Burkina Faso, Niger, and Nigeria, with our ... Learn More

DS Smith is a leading provider of corrugated packaging and is present in 37 countries, employing around 32,000 people. Learn More

Distell Group Limited is a multinational brewing and beverage company based in South Africa Learn More

Agrícola Chapi SA produces and distributes agricultural products. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Ica, Peru. Learn More

Daikin Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational air conditioning manufacturing company headquartered in Osaka. Learn More

Daiichi Sankyo is a global pharmaceutical company with its corporate origin in Japan Learn More

Cummins is an American Fortune 500 corporation that designs, manufactures, and distributes engines, filtration, and power generation products. Learn More

Croda International plc is a British speciality Consumer Products and Household company based at Snaith in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Learn More

Suntory Beverage &amp; Food Limited is a Japanese brewing and distilling company group. Established in 1899, it is one of the oldest companies in the distribution of alcoholic beverages in Japan, and makes Japanese whisky. Its business has expanded to ... Learn More

CONSOL Energy is a publicly owned Canonsburg-based producer and is an exporter of high-BTU bituminous thermal coal. CONSOL Energy recognizes the inherent value of water resources and continues to focus on the responsible use and protection of this valuable natural ... Learn More

Our Vision To be the undisputed reference in our segments and industries in terms of value creation, responsiveness to markets and changing customer and consumer demands, innovation, quality, service and sustainability. Our Mission To develop products, brands and services to ... Learn More

Conagra Brands combines a rich heritage of making great food with a sharpened focus and entrepreneurial spirit. Conagra Brands believes great food comes from doing what is right for all — whether by making nutritious food that is prepared safely ... Learn More

Projects in Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)


Our company Maithri Aquatech has developed MEGHDOOT (which in Sanskrit means Messenger of the Clouds), an Atmospheric Water Generator which produces the purest form of potable water from the humidity present in the AIR! The water is also microbe-free and ... Learn More

Since 2017, six key partners have been working to build and deliver the Sustainable Rice Landscapes Initiative (SRLI) with an objective to increase the resource use efficiency and reduce climate change and other environmental impacts through the sustainable transformation of ... Learn More

Currently, California is in the midst of a drought of historic proportions, with severe impacts on ecosystems, communities, farms, and businesses. Connect the Drops is a business-led campaign, elevating the voice of California businesses in favor of resilient water supply ... Learn More

Wastewater treatment and desalted water can contribute to compensate the gap between available and needed water, and provide regular water supply throughout the year. FIT4REUSE, well aware of the existing baselines in different parts of the region, will contribute to ... Learn More

The Nature Conservancy, with support from General Mills, is working to launch and promote the use of an online Groundwater Resources Hub to serve as the “go-to” place for information on groundwater dependent plants and animals in California. The tools ... Learn More

Sustainable Conservation and its partners have developed and demonstrated an innovative drip irrigation system that reduces water use, nutrient use, and GHG emissions while growing quality feed crops for dairy cows. Manure (nutrients) is collected from the cow barn into ... Learn More

Water2REturn constitutes a real technological breakthrough based on a Circular Economy approach, in which treating slaughterhouses’ wastewaters would facilitate the recovery of nutrients with high market value. Under a Circular Economy model, valuable biological nutrients would be injected into a ... Learn More

Nearly a third of the world is subject to water stress, a burgeoning crisis that only promises to get worse as climate change exacerbates droughts and flooding, and as population growth fuels ever-growing water demands for consumption, agriculture, and other ... Learn More

PAVITR project is an interdisciplinary and closely interconnected cluster of universities, research institutes, SMEs, and nongovernmental entities, which will provide real solutions for the water related challenges via the identification/recognition and establishment of knowledge chains of expertise as well as ... Learn More

SuWaNu Europe is a project focused on the reuse of treated wastewater in agriculture. The reason behind is that wastewater when treated according to appropriate standards and methods has a strong potential to complement conventional water resources used in agricultural ... Learn More

Diseñar, estructurar y ejecutar sistemas productivos de aprovechamiento de agua subterránea, con acompañamiento social (Involucramiento, capacitación y empoderamiento de comunidades), para producir agua de calidad y generar bienestar, prosperidad y desarrollo sostenible que perdure en las regiones de Colombia. Beneficios: ... Learn More

CONNECTING is a project that will establish the EU as a global leader for climate resilience, collaborative processes, and innovation for Nature Based Solutions by drawing on the experiences from three selected front-running cities in this project: Genk (Belgium), Glasgow ... Learn More

Se construyen 6 piscinas de sedimentación para tratamiento de aguas provenientes de procesos de mina “la Y”. Para el tratamiento de aguas, se aplica el de floculante Gelfloc Bulk. También, es necesaria la instalación de un sistema de bombeo para ... Learn More

RichWater main objective is the successful market entry, commercialization and replication of the RichWater system in water scarce regions in Europe and the MENA countries. This objective has been reached by developing and following a business plan, which includes a ... Learn More

The project consisted of the modernization of the cooling plant of the central building by replacing the two condensed air chillers with two condensed water chillers, which are considered more energy efficient.Project Results Savings in energy from one technology to ... Learn More

To Create the capacity and supporting the implementation of the AWS Standard in farms belonging to the WWF/EDEKA Zitrus ProjectProject ResultsCreate a positive impact inside and outside the farms at the catchment level, making sustainable water use, reducing pesticides, promoting ... Learn More

This project aims to reduce our fresh water dependency, to minimize our environmental impact due to water withdraws, and to strengthen a water efficiency culture within our collaborators that not only helps the company but the surrounding communities.Project ResultsWe have ... Learn More

The Diageo Water Blueprint lays out a roadmap for the company to address water challenges across four key areas: Sourcing. Diageo works closely with its suppliers to reduce water impacts in its supply chain by providing tools for its suppliers, ... Learn More

Ecolab's manufacturing plant in Taicang, China, is the first site in the world to be independently certified under the Alliance for Water Stewardship's global standard for water stewardship. Learn More

This partnership seeks to reduce water losses in Metsimaholo Local Municipality (LM), situated in the International Vaal/Orange-Senqu catchment. Actions include a baseline assessment to determine current losses, community outreach measures and leakage repair on bulk and household infrastructure. Project partners ... Learn More

WWF-Pakistan has joined hands with the European Union and International Labor Organization (ILO) to implement international labour and environmental standards in Pakistan in order to improve the competitiveness of the industrial sector and to strengthen the capacity of the public ... Learn More

Building on over a decade of focus on operational water efficiency, P&amp;G is now working towards a holistic water stewardship strategy throughout its value chain. An evaluation of water risks across the life cycle of its products helped P&amp;G select ... Learn More

Intel was the first large technology corporation to adopt a comprehensive water stewardship strategy and associated targets Their three pronged approach includes: Conservation of water in operations: To reduce water used in manufacturing, Intel is investing in water efficiency and ... Learn More

In addition to its role as the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies, Ecolab has developed tools to help businesses drive water stewardship performance in their own operations. Ecolab’s Smart Water Navigator and Water Risk Monetizer enable companies ... Learn More

In 2018, Cargill, Nestlé Purina, and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) launched a three-year farmer-led program in Nebraska to improve water conservation, water quality, and soil health in the beef supply chain by focusing in the area where water is used ... Learn More

Businesses for Water Security in the Noyyal-Bhavani is a collaboration among the CEO Water Mandate and several apparel sector Mandate-Endorsing companies to advance apparel sector leadership in water stewardship. Apparel sector companies leading in sustainability have already made considerable progress ... Learn More

Los segundos condensados del evaporador debert, donde se convierte el agua liviana del proceso para la cocción del maíz con bajos sólidos en agua pesada y agregársela al forraje, uno de los subproductos de la molienda, enriqueciéndolo como proteína vegetal. ... Learn More

The second condensates of the Debert Evaporator, which converts light process water for cooking corn with low solids in heavy water and to be added to the feed, is one of the by-products of the milling process, which enriches the ... Learn More

Economic saving in the reuse of treated water for irrigation of University gardens and courts. The domestic wastewater treatment system (WWTP) is composed of the following units: pumping well No.1, pretreatment (sand trap and grease trap), treatment (aeration tank, sedimentation ... Learn More

In the Nestlé ice cream production plant (D’onofrio), the washing process is constant in 40 maturation tanks and 11 lines of ice cream production with the Cleaning in Place (CIP) system. CIP consists in the circulation of washing liquids (water-acid ... Learn More

Sodium hypochlorite was added to the storage tank of the chlorinated water supply without any type of flow control, which meant that the level of residual chlorine varied and water outside of the production parameters had to be discarded. On ... Learn More

Essilor launched a global program “Reboost” to continuously improve the production process through increased water efficiency and to share the best practices in global operations. The investment of the facility reported within the Reboost program was about 1 million euros ... Learn More

An atmospheric cooling ash tank is used during the liquefaction process to lower the temperature of the syrup from 107°C to 93°C, which generates a continuous emission of steam. Through the implementation of the "Pitch Technology" methodology, which consists of ... Learn More

Anteriormente, las pruebas semanales del sistema contra incendios se realizaban durante 30 min usando monitores a 350 GPM, generando un uso total de 1’872 m3 anuales aprox. Actualmente, las pruebas semanales se realizan durante el mismo margen de tiempo, con ... Learn More

The project involves the replacement of 12 toilet’s water discharge system in all areas of the Aguaytía Thermoelectric Plant (camps, operations, contractors and administrative areas) with dual type discharge systems, which leads to savings of 30 liters per day.Project ResultsReduction ... Learn More

Mexichem used a water storage tank for domestic use (for administrative areas, toilets, dining room, dressing rooms, irrigation of green areas) and industrial use (for productive process and fire protection system). During maintenance days, this tank must be empty. In ... Learn More

Evaluar el impacto de uso y contaminación del agua desde la extraccion de materias primas hasta la producción 1 tonelada de cemento, mediante la metodología de Huella de Agua Planta de cemento de proceso seco. Su fuente de agua es ... Learn More

Hoy en día aproximadamente el 15% del agua captada del río Magdalena es reutilizada dentro de la central térmica disminuyendo la presión sobre el recurso natural. Con el ánimo de aumentar dicho porcentaje y seguir optimizando la operación de los ... Learn More

Tras la medición de la huella hídrica de la planta del Agustino de la empresa Mexichem, se identificó que el mayor consumo de agua se realizaba en el uso doméstico de sus instalaciones. La planta del Agustino cuenta con 44 ... Learn More

The facility located in this basin will undergo Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard (AWS) steps 1-3 by the year 2020. The AWS Standard steps 1-3 will enable each site in this basin to create a unique water stewardship plan that ... Learn More

The facility located in this basin will undergo Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard (AWS) steps 1-3 by the year 2020. The AWS Standard steps 1-3 will enable each site in this basin to create a unique water stewardship plan that ... Learn More

Globally we have established programs to help us drive water efficiency at our manufacturing sites and those platforms have helped us reduce our overall water footprint. The results of our global direct operations water risk assessment will further allow us ... Learn More

The facility located in this basin will undergo Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard (AWS) steps 1-3 by the year 2020. The AWS Standard steps 1-3 will enable each site in this basin to create a unique water stewardship plan that ... Learn More

The facility located in this basin will undergo Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard (AWS) steps 1-3 by the year 2020. The AWS Standard steps 1-3 will enable each site in this basin to create a unique water stewardship plan that ... Learn More

Globally we have established programs to help us drive water efficiency at our manufacturing sites and those platforms have helped us reduce our overall water footprint. The results of our global direct operations water risk assessment will further allow us ... Learn More

The facilities located in this basin will undergo Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard (AWS) steps 1-3 by the year 2020. The AWS Standard steps 1-3 will enable each site in this basin to create a unique water stewardship plan that ... Learn More

The facility located in this basin will undergo Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard (AWS) steps 1-3 by the year 2020. The AWS Standard steps 1-3 will enable each site in this basin to create a unique water stewardship plan that ... Learn More

Optimize and reuse water within the manufacturing plant Adopt the Alliance for Water Stewardship International Water Stewardship Standard Participate in project's within the catchment to offset consumptive water use at the plant Understand contextualized water targets Project ResultsWater efficiency: Optimized ... Learn More

Optimize and reuse water within the manufacturing plant Adopt the Alliance for Water Stewardship International Water Stewardship Standard Participate in project's within the catchment to offset consumptive water use at the plantProject ResultsWater efficiency: Optimized plant water use Water stewardship: ... Learn More

The facility located in this basin will undergo Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard (AWS) steps 1-3 by the year 2020. The AWS Standard steps 1-3 will enable each site in this basin to create a unique water stewardship plan that ... Learn More

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View the full list of 300+ resources at the Water Stewardship Toolbox

Inform and strengthen your company’s water management strategies and allow your investors to evaluate current water management activities against detailed definitions of leading practice. Learn More

Developers: Ceres

World Resource Institute's four Aqueduct assessment tools -- Water Risk Atlas, Country Rankings, Aqueduct Food, and Aqueduct Floods -- help companies, governments, and civil society understand and respond to water risks. These water risks include water stress, seasonal variability, pollution, ... Learn More

Developers: World Resources Institute

In this Nature feature, Johan Rockstrom and co-authors argue that identifying and quantifying planetary boundaries that must not be transgressed could help prevent human activities from causing unacceptable environmental change. Learn More

Chem-MAP® is a ZDHC-approved program to improve chemical management in leather, textile, and synthetic materials supply chains. The program reduces chemical risk to customers. Learn More

This report presents analysis of the response data from a sample of 783 of the world’s largest publicly listed companies. The report is aimed at companies and investors seeking to understand how they can play their part in delivering a ... Learn More

The Toolbox connects your business to the latest tools, guidance, case studies, datasets, and more most relevant to you based on your circumstances and interests. It features more than 250+ resources from dozens of organizations and is updated every week. Learn More

Developers: CEO Water Mandate, Pacific Institute

Globally, corporations and industry are seeking to secure access to sufficient quantities of water to meet current and future needs in a socially, economically and environmentally responsible way in the midst of an unfolding global water crisis with risks that ... Learn More

Developers: The Coca-Cola Company, The Nature Conservancy

The Cotton made in Africa standards comprise the Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) and the Cotton made in Africa-Organic (CmiA-Organic) Standard. The standards are intended to improve the living conditions of African smallholders and support sustainable cotton production. The standards ... Learn More

This guide aims to provide professionals with the practical information and resources to either start sourcing sustainable cotton or increase volumes. Learn More

ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX is an independent certification for chemicals, colorants, and accessories used in textile and leather manufacturing. The certification verifies that each individual substance in the chemical product meets statutory requirements and does not harm human health. Learn More

The Fairtrade Cotton standard promotes sustainability and social responsiblity across the cotton supply chain. Learn More

The GEMI Local Water Tool (LWT) helps organizations evaluate water-related external impacts, business risks and sufficiency of management plans at specific sites. Key Functions: Quantify water-related impacts caused by facility Quantify facility’s exposure to water-related risk Identify helpful management response Learn More

The Global Organic Textile Standard specifies a supply-chain textile processing standard that includes ecological and social criteria. The standard seeks to define worldwide requirements for textiles to be described as organic. These requirements cover the entire supply chain, from harvesting ... Learn More

The Global Water Footprint Assessment Standard can be used to provide comparable quantification and robust analytics, helping corporations, governments, and researchers manage water resources and achieve greater water sustainability. Learn More

The Green Supply Chain: Brand Map is a leadership initiative dedicated to showcasing brands’ commitment to supply chain transparency and environmental management. Learn More

The India Water Tool brings together 20 datasets and risk indicators to help users understand their water risks in India. Learn More

This ISO Standard helps to evaluate the sustainability of a product across its life cycle. Learn More

Levi Strauss &amp; Co. has issued this standard to encourage preservation of fresh water through water recycling. Learn More

Developers: Levi Strauss & Co.

The Pacific Institute – in collaboration with a diverse team of stakeholders – is developing a framework for systematically assessing the multiple benefits and costs provided by water management strategies. Here, we provide a resource library for analysts, decision makers, ... Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

This report seeks to provide an overview of the way in which the social and economic development of continental Asia is dependent on the resources of ten rivers. Learn More

Developers: China Water Risk

One Planet Approaches consist of a family of tools, methodologies, frameworks, programs, and action plans, which recognize the need to measure and reduce human impact in relation to the absolute boundaries of the Earth system. Learn More

Levi Strauss &amp; Co. chose to publish their innovative Water&lt;Less fabric finishing techniques to encourage water-saving practices across the apparel industry. Learn More

Developers: Levi Strauss & Co.

TextileExchange's report offers personal accounts from fiber and materials experts “inside” the industry, demonstrating various company strategies and fiber priorities being implemented to achieve greater sustainability. Learn More

This report uses new data and calculations to show that investments in resource efficiency, secure work environments, and sustainable materials can benefit the environment and improve profitability. Learn More

The Coca-Cola Company is quantifying the water-related “Replenish” benefits derived through its Community Water Partnership (CWP) projects. The work described in this report builds on previous efforts, and provides a current status of quantification results for three categories of CWP ... Learn More

Developers: GETF, The Coca-Cola Company

CottonConnect's Responsible Environment Enhanced Livelihoods Cotton (REEL COTTON) standard is a business-driven initiative that sources sustainable cotton to improve environmental, quality, and traceability conditions in supply chain factories and farms worldwide. Committed brands and their supply chains undertake a development-oriented ... Learn More

SAVEh is the platform through which Ambev shares its water management system free of charge with other companies, which has helped to reduce more than 40% of the company’s water consumption in the last 13 years. This water efficiency tool ... Learn More

Developers: Ambev S/A

The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Compass Business Tools inventory maps existing business tools against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It allows you to explore commonly used business tools that may be useful when assessing your organization’s impact on the SDGs. Learn More

This guide aims to help companies set effective site water targets that are informed by catchment context, which can create value and lessen risks for the company and support collective action. Learn More

Developers: CEO Water Mandate

In response to the challenge of quantifying the business benefits, WaterAid, Diageo, GAP Inc., and Unilever have worked with PwC and ODI to develop a practical, step-by-step guide. The guide will help companies understand the business value of their WASH ... Learn More

Developers: WaterAid

The AWS Standard is a globally-applicable framework for major water users to understand their water use and impacts, and to work collaboratively and transparently for sustainable water management within a catchment context. Learn More

Developers: Alliance for Water Stewardship

This discussion paper examines the need for companies to openly acknowledge and discuss the business dependency on consumption, exploring the topic through three different product examples – cars, beef, and clothing. Learn More

‘The Five Goods’ stem from Fashion for Good’s robust definition of ‘good’ and intend to guide the sector with a genuine and accountable framework with the promise of social, economic, and environmental prosperity. Learn More

Measure the environmental and social impact of your apparel products and operations. Learn More

This case study looks closely at a pair of Levi Strauss &amp; Co. stone wash jeans with the goal of helping companies in the apparel sector take more effective and holistic approaches to the industry’s environmental impact. Learn More

Developers: Levi Strauss & Co.

This report is a culmination of industry interviews, non-government organization inputs, and desk research, the report highlights practical examples for companies in the sector and beyond, grappling with how to integrate the SDGs into their core business and global supply ... Learn More

This report explores the possibilities of scaling a circular economy, given the reality of the global economy and the complexity of multi-tier supply chains. Learn More

Developers: World Economic Forum

ToxServices' Full Materials Disclosure Screened Chemistry Program (ToxFMD®) promotes chemical optimization through chemical hazard assessment, hazard reduction, and informed substitution. ZDHC members use the program to document conformance with the ZDHC MRSL. Learn More

This UN World Water Development report evaluates the vast quantities of domestic, agricultural and industrial wastewater discharged into the environment everyday as a valuable resource rather than costly problem. Learn More

Companies are increasingly setting and pursing ‘water balance targets’ as part of their water stewardship strategies. The seeming simplicity of balance goals can be attractive – “we will restore a volume of water equal to the amount our business consumes.” ... Learn More

Developers: WWF

The Water Risk Filter can be used to assess and respond to water related risks for your own operations, suppliers, or growth plans. Learn More

Developers: WWF

These guidelines intend to help close the knowledge gap on wastewater treatment technologies and motivate relevant facilities in the apparel and footwear industry to implement the professional treatment systems necessary to meet the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines. Learn More

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