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Water Quality (SDG 6.3)

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SDG Overview

SDG Target

  • By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally

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Waste discharge or surface runoff from urban, industrial, or agricultural areas can degrade the quality of surface or ground water vital for human needs, ecosystem needs, and business operations. Effluent management is a way of reducing water quality impacts at a system or catchment level. Actions include managing effluent from the source prior to discharge, developing waste treatment and water reclamation systems, protecting affected aquatic ecosystems, supporting water sanitation projects, or providing financial resources for waste treatment. Water quality management may also include water quality rehabilitation, such as river clean-up.

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Organizations in Water Quality (SDG 6.3)


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

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

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

2030 WRG is an innovative public-private platform for collaboration to mobilize stakeholders from the public and private sector, civil society, centers of academic expertise and financing institutions to engage in fact-based, analytical approaches and coalition building initiatives that help governments ... 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

We are becoming more efficient in our water use by reducing the amount we use per liter of product, even as we increase our production volume. We are recycling wastewater, sometimes returning it cleaner than we found it, and we ... Learn More

Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in Leuven, Belgium, with American Depositary Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUD). With a portfolio of well over 200 beer brands, it is the leading global brewer, ... Learn More

• Nestlé’s ambition is to enhance people’s lives through nutrition, health and wellness. We offer healthier and tastier food and beverage choices at all stages of life and at all times of the day. Based on science and Research and ... 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

Grupo Nutresa is the leading food processor company in Colombia, and one of the biggest food companies in Latinamerica. Its headquarters are located in Medellín, Colombia and it has direct operations along 14 countries, with sales up to 71 countries ... Learn More

HCC is a business group of global scale developing and building responsible infrastructure through next practices. With an engineering heritage of nearly 100 years, HCC has executed a majority of India's landmark infrastructure projects, having constructed 25% of India's Hydel ... Learn More

Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. We bring unique capital market solutions to many water-related challenges. We are changing the way that businesses and utilities manage water, and the way that investors consider water risk in their ... Learn More

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

SANASA is a public water supply and sanitation company, located in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, with 1.1 million inhabitants. Mission Contribute to the life quality of the population of Campinas, aiming at meeting present and future basic sanitation needs; Planning ... Learn More

Founded in the 1890s, Marshalls is the UK's leading supplier of hard landscaping products and has become synonymous with quality; supplying prestigious landmarks such as Trafalgar Square, whilst also caring for the environment and communities in which it operates. Marshalls ... Learn More

Veolia Water North America (VWNA) is a water systems service provider and has municipal and private sector customers in the area surrounding the Colorado River Basin. We are also committed to sustainable management of the water resource (www.growingblue.com). Based in ... Learn More

Water Shortages and Other Issues in Yemen & the MENA Region Aim Starting with Yemen and the MENA region, 3G4CSI strives to: (1) Make electricity, drinking water and sanitation available to everyone in Yemen, the MENA region and everywhere else ... Learn More

The National Business Initiative (NBI) is a voluntary coalition of South African and multinational companies, working towards sustainable growth and development in South Africa. Established in 1995, the NBI is a global network partner of the World Business Council for ... Learn More

The Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient (Hypoxia) Task Force consists of 5 federal agencies, 12 states and the tribes within the Mississippi/ Atchafalaya River Basin (MARB). The Task Force was established in 1997 to reduce and control hypoxia in ... Learn More

NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, USA, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned Nike subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, ... 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

A research and advocacy charity working for equitable and sustainable water resource management. We work with all water users to support objective understanding of opportunities and barriers to progress, and to galvanise action based on reliable evidence, transperancy and accountability. Learn More

Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) is an independent organization based out of New Delhi, India. CRB was incubated by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) over 3 years period (2010-2013) as part of German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and ... Learn More

The IWSD aims to assist in the achievement of sustainable development of water resources and waste management, environmental integrity, poverty reduction and gender equity through the provision of, and support to, development agencies in Zimbabwe and the Africa region. In ... Learn More

A just world that values and conserves nature Learn More

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur carries out original research of significance and technology development at the cutting edge. It imparts training for students to make them competent, motivated engineers and scientists. The Institute not only celebrates freedom of thought, cultivates ... Learn More

Earth5R is a non-profit environmental organization. It's a social venture with a focus on addressing deep-rooted socio- environmental issue. A global network of volunteers spread across several countries and major cities of India fuel this movement. The Mission of Earth5R ... Learn More

The European Water Partnership (EWP) is an independent value based non-profit organization structured as an open and inclusive member association. The EWP harnesses European capacity, helps to coordinate initiatives and activities in international water issues and undertakes worldwide promotion of ... Learn More

The International Water Association (IWA) is an organisation that brings together people from across the water profession to deliver equitable and sustainable water solutions for our world. As a global network of water professionals, we seek to engage and partner ... Learn More

BLH Aqua Technology is a South Korea based company focused on developing water efficiency enhancement technologies. Our first product, Aqutonix, is an agriculture technology product which increases the absorption of water in plants with no added chemicals in order to ... Learn More

The North Central Region Water Network is a 12-state collaboration designed to enhance connectivity across regional and state water projects, develop and carry out integrated outreach and education efforts, and coordinate projects with measurable short and long-term environmental and social ... Learn More

The East African Sustainability (SusWatch) Network is a network of NGOs from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania spearheaded by Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD), Sustainable Environmental Development Watch Network (SusWatch Kenya), and Tanzania Coalition for Sustainable Development (TCSD). EA SusWatch ... 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

Solidaridad brings together supply chain actors and engages them in innovative solutions to improve production, ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefit for all. Solidaridad works on creating sustainable supply chains from the producer ... Learn More

Opportunity 2 Excel Company is a firm that provides general service, monitoring & evaluation, data collection, implementation plan, consultancy, supply, financial engineering, capacity building, feasibility studies, investment advisory services etc to clients. The company was established in 2007 and registered ... Learn More

Lady Laywer Foundation (LLF) is a non-governmental organization having been established with the aim -to put human rights standards at the heart of global governance and policy-making and to ensure that the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable are ... Learn More

CESPAD is a Kenyan NGO whose mission is to narrow the gap in accessing opportunities so that all people can enjoy a better life in a transformed society by stopping the degradation of the planet's environment and to build a ... Learn More

IMAECSED since 1995 is dedicated for philanthropic activities for the common people of the country and outside. Out of its other activities supply of Clean Water has taken as a most important works. Many places like School, Colleges, Offices, Industry ... Learn More

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. Established in 1956, IFC is owned by 184 member countries, a group that collectively determines our policies. ... Learn More

Application of IoT on Hydro-Geophysics in conjunction with Water Divining in Study/Exploration of Water Resources, their Exploitation & Management. It is the combination of Remote Sensing, Big Data Resources Processing, Instrumentation, Real-time Data Collection from a larger or regional network ... Learn More

AquaFed is the International Federation of Private Water Operators Learn More

We are a hydropower production company that operates and maintains the Nalubaale Power Station(180MW) and Kiira Power Station(200MW) in Jinja and Buikwe districts respectively. Both power stations are located along River Nile (The Longest River in Africa) in the Victoria ... Learn More

The Sindh Irrigation and Drainage Authority (SIDA) is an autonomous organization, taking over the Sindh irrigation and drainage system from the Sindh Irrigation and Power Department. It was established in 1997, an innovative act to devolve power in the water ... Learn More

Every Drop: As in all other areas of our business, we work to get the basics right. In all our operations and across our supply chain, we strive to conserve and protect water. Without it, we have no business. Barley ... Learn More

The Corporate Eco Forum (CEF) is an invitation-only membership organization for large companies that demonstrate a serious commitment to environment as a business strategy issue. CEF’s mission is to help accelerate sustainable business innovation by creating the best neutral space ... Learn More

Celsia es una empresa de servicios públicos especializada en los negocios de generación y distribución de energía eléctrica. Actualmente cuenta con una capacidad integrada de generación de 1.777 MW, representados en 16 centrales ubicadas en seis departamentos de Colombia. En ... Learn More

Antea Group is an international engineering and environmental consulting firm with access to more than 3,000 consultants in over 100 offices around the world. Our Sustainability Practice brings together management consultants and technical experts offering solutions from strategy through implementation ... Learn More

Cía. embotelladora de bebidas gasificadas, nestares y agua; socio de Coca Cola. Productos principales: Coca Cola e Inca Kola. Ubicación: Perú, cuenta con 7 plantas a nivel nacional, de los cuales 3 plantas en Lima-Perú. Learn More

Horizon International works to find and advance solutions to vital concerns in the interconnected areas of health, the environment, population and economic well-being through its programs, lectures, conferences, and consultancies. The organization, based at Yale University, focuses on needs that ... Learn More

Projects in Water Quality (SDG 6.3)


Yemen has limited water resources. Hence, the protection of these resources from misuses and providing alternative resources have to be a high priority for the country’s national water strategy and to the international community. Water scarcity collides with rapid population ... Learn More

The Pacific Institute, in its role as co-secretariat for the CEO Water Mandate, coordinated a clustered pilot for setting site water targets in the Santa Ana River Watershed (SARW) in southern California. This helped test and inform global guidance under ... Learn More

Reliable water supplies are critical to industry, agriculture, cities and the natural environment. Because of these multiple dependencies within a region or watershed, water risks cannot be completely managed within individual facility footprints. Water users benefit from knowing how others ... 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

Companies with strategic interest in California increasingly recognize the need to work effectively with diverse stakeholders—including employees at their owned operations, suppliers, governments, communities, and customers—to improve measurement, management, and stewardship of the shared natural resources that support sustainable economic ... Learn More

The status of “National River” for the Ganga, facilitated the constitution of the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA), an empowered planning, financing, monitoring and coordinating body on February 20, 2009 under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 for cleaning of ... Learn More

The Maidenhead to Teddington Catchment Partnership is a focussed group of local stakeholders who are working together through a Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) to improve the Lower Thames Catchment and tributaries and bring direct on-the-ground benefit to people and wildlife ... Learn More

The International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) seeks to initiate multi-stakeholder partnerships with the private sector, the public sector and the civil society in order to formulate and implement measures to improve water security for all parties. In order to improve ... Learn More

Every Drop Matters (EDM) is a unique partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The Coca-Cola Company, which works across Europe and the CIS, the Arab States and Asia. Since they joined forces in 2006, the partners have ... Learn More

The Clean and Conserve Education Program is designed to help children ages four and older learn about water conservation and healthy hygiene practices through school and community educators, or on their own. The program has five educational components, divided by ... Learn More

Design, source and facilitate a planned town scale potable and waste water treatment plan that meets the UNEP CSPAW standards. A first in Belize and Caribbean. Learn More

River transport is ecological, cheap, and safe. The total external costs generated by river shipping is estimated 7 times lower than in the case of car transport. Unfortunately, the inland waterways transport has represented as little as 0.6 to 0.7% ... Learn More

The New and Alamo Rivers acquire nutrients and heavy metals from sewage; nutrients, silt, selenium and pesticides from agricultural drainage. The concern is that the pollutants carried by the New River is increasing the degradation of the Salton Sea. In ... Learn More

Debido a que actualmente se presentan dificultades marcadas en el suministro del servicio de energía en la región, y por las dimensiones de los equipos en las instalaciones de Machijure, ALIAR S.A. viabilizará el biogás que se genera por la ... Learn More

Arizona, Israel, and the Palestinian Territories are arid/semi-arid lands, and they confront similar water concerns. Collaboration between people from all of these locations could help to solve some of the water issues facing these drought-stricken areas. Since 2007, the Water ... Learn More

Women + Water Alliance CONTEXT The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Gap Inc. share a common interest in improving the health and well-being of the women, families, and communities touched by the global apparel industry through improved ... Learn More

This partnership formed to identify fast-working, effective measures to improve erratic water supply and security in the Vieux Fort area of Saint Lucia, to collectively secure the water supply for communities and businesses in the area, and to foster active ... Learn More

With climate change altering the timing and volume of precipitation, climate-resilient urban landscapes and water supply strategies are critical – particularly for those who depend on imported water like Southern California. The Pacific Institute &amp; CEO Water Mandate are leading ... Learn More

In 2010, FIAP became partner of Singularity University to create the Call to Innovation - a contest that awards the best idea of technology in order to solve mankind's greatest challenges, addressing, at least, 1 million people. Singularity University, regarding ... Learn More

Starbucks and Conservation International began an assessment of the water component of the Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices program in 2008, focused on 2 stages in the coffee value chain: cultivating, growing and harvesting coffee using methods that avoid ... Learn More

In Peru, the Water Futures Partnership has developed a comprehensive programme to increase sustainability of groundwater use in Lima following assessments of the socio-economic and hydrological risks facing the Rimac River Basin. Backus (SABMiller’s subsidiary) and GIZ are working to ... Learn More

The world’s first benchmark index to price financial water risk in equities due to their exposure to water. Financial water risk is a core portfolio risk. The model, waterBeta, prices water risk as an unsystematic volatility metric, relative to industry-specific ... Learn More

International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) seeks to initiate multi-stakeholder partnerships with the private sector, the public sector and the civil society in order to formulate and implement measures to improve water security for all parties. The Mlalakua River is a ... Learn More

Thames21’s goal in the non- tidal Thames area is to instigate, develop, and manage a programme of community engagement and environmental enhancement activities. It also seeks to provide a resource of local volunteers, at key locations along the Non-Tidal Thames ... Learn More

Our main slogan since we first published is "Independence is our source of power "..Since it was first published till now “Elmoustkbal newspaper” has taken this slogan “Independence is our source of power” to express the approach the editorial department ... Learn More

After the acquisition of the Harar Brewery by HEINEKEN in 2011, the decision was made to replace the existing wastewater treatment plant with an entirely new one. The performance of the existing plant did not meet our quality standards, nor ... Learn More

The main objective to make sure that there is sustainable water supply from River Rwizi On top of that, the quality of the water should be improved The catchment areas around River Rwizi are to be protected The areas that ... Learn More

Nestlé Pakistan has become the first market in the Nestlé world to start implementing Alliance for Water Stewardship’s (AWS) International Water Stewardship Standard. In the first phase, WWF-Pakistan will be facilitating the implementation of AWS Standard at Nestlé Pakistan’s Sheikhupura ... Learn More

In 2011, the CEO Water Mandate and UNEP worked with Levi, Nike, H&amp;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 ... Learn More

Farming for the future is a Woolworths developed sustainable farming methodology that focuses on soil health, water efficiency and waste water management, amongst others. The program includes some farmers in the Orange-Senqu catchment, as well as in the Breede and ... Learn More

Building sustainable communities and protecting our water resources to improve the health of the Mbokodweni and Golokodo river systems within the lower Mbokodweni catchment, and the health of the communities living within the catchment. Learn More

Water scarcity is an increasing phenomenon that already affects 4 billion people today. Water resources are becoming scarcer due to population growth, an increased water footprint and climate change. The key objective of this project is to get sustainable access ... Learn More

FIJI Water has also been working with Conservation International on a large-scale reforestation project in Fiji to restore a total of 2,800 acres of degraded grasslands on the island of Viti Levu. Aside from long-term environmental benefits, this project will ... Learn More

Arizona Project WET delivers water-related curricula that is relevant to Arizona's unique water story. Each WET workshop features one or two curriculum guides and explores the science, history, and/or mathematics of each concept through varied instructional methodologies that activate multiple ... Learn More

People, businesses and ecosystems across Tanzania need a good quality and reliable supply of water in order to thrive. This depends on water resources being well managed, balancing the needs of all users and preventing degradation and depletion of lakes, ... Learn More

Water scarcity is an increasing phenomenon that already affects 4 billion people today. Water resources are becoming scarcer due to population growth, an increased water footprint and climate change. The key objective of this project is to get sustainable access ... Learn More

To strengthen multi-stakeholder collaboration to safeguard Lusaka's water resources while enhancing the sustainable and timely access to water and sanitation for all." Cooperation is crucial if the complex issue of water security is to be addressed sustainably. Water security is ... Learn More

The California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region, has been actively involved in the cleanup of the New River and has been a significant force in molding the proceedings. The Regional Board has monitored the water quality ... Learn More

Reducing the impacts of agriculture on ecological functions in the Chi River sub-basin of the Mekong River Delta, this project is improving management of wetlands and watersheds, focusing on the production and use of organic fertilizer on sugarcane, cassava, and ... Learn More

PaCT is a partnership between textile wet processing factories in Bangladesh, international apparel buyers (C&A, H&M, Inditex, G-Star, KappAhl, Lindex, Primark, and Tesco), wet processing technology suppliers, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dhaka), the International Finance Corporation ... Learn More

The International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) seeks to initiate multi-stakeholder partnerships with the private sector, the public sector and the civil society in order to formulate and implement measures to improve water security for all parties. A partnership with NWSC ... Learn More

The Better Mill Initiative (BMI) aims to improve the sustainability performance of wet processing in the textile supply chain in China. The programme, initiated by Solidaridad and H&M, is a partnership between Solidaridad, brands and 60-75 textile wet processing mills ... Learn More

Promover acciones colectivas para la gestión integral del agua sostenible en las comunidades del área de influencia de HOLCIM (Colombia) A nivel general las comunidades apoyadas son población rural campesina que viven principalmente de actividades agropecuarias asocia-das con cultivo de ... Learn More

The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI) is a group of pharmaceutical and healthcare companies who share a vision of better, social, environmental and economic outcomes in the communities where we buy. We believe that collectively PSCI members can share knowledge ... Learn More

The International Water Stewardship Programme (IWaSP) seeks to initiate multi-stakeholder partnerships with the private sector, the public sector and the civil society in order to formulate and implement measures to improve water security for all parties. A partnership with Total ... Learn More

Johnson & Johnson has developed a Global Aquatic Ingredient Assessment™ (GAIA) protocol to better understand how its products interact with water environments. GAIA analyzes the impact an ingredient might have on an aquatic environment and the fish and plant life ... Learn More

In the United Kingdom, we operate in areas of water stress in the South East of England, specifically within the Thames and Anglian River basins. We have three manufacturing facilities in these areas (Edmonton, Sidcup and Milton Keynes). In addition, ... Learn More

California's Central Coast is facing interreated water quality and supply issues: groundwater overdraft, saltwater intrusion, and nutrient-laden runoff that impairs waterways and groundwater. This vibrant farming region is at risk, but farmers are part of the solution. This project is ... 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

With funding provided by BEF’s Water Restoration Certificate® program and other partners, the Colorado Water Trust initiated a water leasing agreement to help boost local stream flows in St. Louis Creek and the Fraser River at a time when a ... Learn More

Suggested Resources

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 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

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

Although metrics such as water use efficiency ratios are commonly employed within businesses to measurably demonstrate progress, assessing the benefits of water projects beyond a company’s four walls is much more difficult. To fill the gap, some companies are developing ... Learn More

Developers: WWF

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

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

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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