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Priority SDGs: Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
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Priority Countries: United States of America
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AAR’s success has largely been driven by our people and their commitment to always offer high quality and affordable healthcare – by operating responsibly, executing with excellence, applying innovative technologies and capturing new opportunities for profitable growth. AAR Healthcare is … Learn More

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Our core categories that receive our highest focus include Regional Brands, Anaesthetics, Thrombosis, High Potency &amp; Cytotoxics and Nutritionals. Our manufacturing capabilities are scaleable to demand and cover a wide variety of product types including injectables, oral solid dose, liquids, … Learn More

Water stress presents direct risk to our operations – as a significant water consumer in many catchment areas, our licence to operate could be damaged during periods of water scarcity. We must take all reasonable steps to use water responsibly … Learn More

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

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company – with three world-leading businesses – that researches, develops and manufactures innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. Fresh water is critical to achieving universal health coverage, to providing sanitation facilities, and … Learn More

Galileo State Public Hospital (HPEG) is a hospital with a mission is to take care of lives by providing hospital assistance in traumato-orthopedics, medical clinic and cardiology. Learn More

Ipsen is based out of Paris, France and is a global biopharmaceutical group based dedicated to improving lives through innovative medicines in Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. Learn More

Founded in 1983 in South Africa, Mediclinic is an international private healthcare services group and currently has operating divisions in Switzerland, Southern Africa (South Africa and Namibia) and the United Arab Emirates, and holds a 29.9% interest in Spire Healthcare … Learn More

Merck & Co is an American pharmaceutical company and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Learn More

Netcare Limited is an investment holding company which operates through a number of subsidiaries and employs just over 21,000 people. Netcare is the largest provider of private healthcare in both South Africa and the United Kingdom. Learn More

Novartis is a global healthcare company. We use innovative science and technology to address some of society’s most challenging healthcare issues and produce medicines to improve and extend people’s lives. Learn More

Otsuka Holdings is based out of Tokyo, Japan and focuses on the manufacture, sales, and import/export of pharmaceuticals, along with performing clinical testing and producing medical equipment, food products, and cosmetics. Learn More

Pfizer Inc. is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City. Learn More

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Surface water and industrial waste water are treated to a level that allows the water to be reclaimed. The reclaimed water is used for irrigation purposes at Allergan's Irvine campus. Project Results Allergan is able to water its landscape located … Learn More

Daiichi Sankyo is working on reducing water usage at its Yongding He facility by utilizing recycled water. Project Results Reduced water usage Learn More

Daiichi Sankyo is working on reducing water usage at its Yangtze River facility by utilizing recycled water. Project Results Reduced water use Learn More

Daiichi Sankyo is using rainwater for sanitary water and other daily usage at its plant in Brazil.Project ResultsAlternate water supply Learn More

In line with the site’s continuous improvement and resource conservation objectives, the site completed the installation of HVAC condensate recovery system and additional Reverse Osmosis Water Buffer Tanks. To further mitigate the risk of low water supply, the site is … Learn More

A detailed risk assessment was done for the South African operations. An internal project has been initiated to conduct the risk assessment for all Aspen Manufacturing sites. It is anticipated that this project will be completed by December 2017. Aspen … Learn More

Pfizer has completed initial assessments of antibiotic discharges at all our Pfizer-owned and operated manufacturing sites and at our antibiotics suppliers in China. While many of these assessments indicate good practices are being implemented, work to further characterize risk and … Learn More

Pfizer has completed initial assessments of antibiotic discharges at all our Pfizer-owned and operated manufacturing sites and at our antibiotics suppliers in India. While many of these assessments indicate good practices are being implemented, work to further characterize risk and … Learn More

Cistern for rain water collection, water recycling treatment plant for toilets vessels of the new administrative building were installed in FY 2015. The new strategy is to use water from disposal of purified water system returning to water tank.We also … Learn More

At the beginning of 2018, Mexico City's "Agua Capital" initiated a 5-year pilot scheme to improve infiltration and aquifer recharge in areas that are currently devoted to agricultural and forest activities. The pilot has been well received by local farmers … Learn More

The area of southern France is impacted by high growth in the use of groundwater. This has put the resource in high demand. Water managers in the area are looking for opportunities to increase water use efficiency and reduction in … Learn More

The water-related facilities at our plant play an active role against the water shortages in Los Angeles and have considerably reduced our water consumption. We have set a goal to reduce water consumption by 20% of that in 2015 by … Learn More

At GSK we aim to reduce environmental impacts across our value chain while extending access to our products for the people who need them – by minimising our carbon footprint, reducing local water impacts and cutting operational waste. We have … Learn More

We are investing in infrastructure and technologies which will reduce our reliance on municipal water supply systems. We are currently finalising a project which will cover 33 of our facilities, aimed at treating wastewater onsite and reintroducing it to the … Learn More

An Enterprise Sustainability Platform has been developed and implemented, monitoring excessive use of water and electricity. Awareness is then created and strategies devised to better manage the consumption and usage thereof.Project ResultsThis ensures immediate and accurate reporting to support good … Learn More

Netcare Water Strategy - a component of the Group wide water strategy, initiated during 2014/15, is the identification of risk areas within our supply chain associated with water supply. We will only be able to quantify the potential financial impact … Learn More

At the start of 2015, the company initiated a €10 million (US$ 11.3 million) partnership with the European Commission under the Innovative Medicines Initiative. This project – called Intelligent Assessment of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment – aims to develop screening … 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

Starting in 2016, FCC recognised that the low rainfall levels, experienced in Cape Town during 2015 and 2016 had significantly increased the risk to operational sustainability and management began to re-prioritise sustainability projects relating to environment and water conservation. Water … Learn More

Industrial waste water is now being reclaimed at the Allergan Brazil manufacturing plant located in Guarulhos Brazil. The water was filtered and returned for reuse in cooling towers and as gray water in the bathroom facilities. This reduced Allergan's discharge … Learn More

Many different water-saving initiatives have been developed in conjunction with our service provider and differ from hospital to hospital. These include staff training; changing chemicals used; adjusting water pressures in toilets and cleaning facilities; adopting sanitizing cleaning liquids; ensuring off-site … Learn More

The Atchafalaya River Basin Initiative is TNC's long-term vision to conserve and restore the Atchafalaya River Basin, America’s Great Swamp Forest. We are employing the following strategies to realize our vision for the river basin: Conservation The Nature Conservancy purchased … Learn More

Suggested Resources

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

CAIR-CA has put together the following guide to some of the resources for workers who have been impacted by COVID-19. Learn More

In this policy brief the ILO offers comprehensive and integrated recommendations on the key areas of policy action that should form part of that response.The brief is addressed at ILO constituents (governments, employers and workers), policy-makers and the general public. Learn More

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

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

An emphasis on gaps in WASH coverage and what role institutions play in battling COVID-19. Links and other resources provided. Learn More

Plan, Prepare and Respond- Breakdown for different industries on how to operate safely. Cleaning and disinfecting, Worker Safety, Support Resources, Mitigation Strategy 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

This document is intended for WASH and C4D officers at country offices working together on the Covid19 outbreak preparedness and response. The document contains guidance on reviewing existing resources and coordination mechanisms, identifying the right intervention and considerations for sustainability … Learn More

Workers in office buildings may be at risk for exposure to the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Office building employers, building owners and managers, and building operations specialists can take steps to create a safe and healthy workplace … Learn More

How to ensure the safety of your occupants and building water system and devices Learn More

The campaigns, which target audiences at home and in schools, promote improved health and hygiene practices, such as handwashing, the importance of connecting to the water supply and sanitation system, regular payments for service continuity, and improving sanitation and menstrual … Learn More

Constantly updated database for California nonprofits. Contains Advocacy and support links, funding opportunities, Federal resources and information, announcements and resources, employee and employer resources, and resources for individuals. Learn More

Technical guidance, WASH preparedness, webinars, checklists for health facilities, self assessments, and guidance on disinfectants. Learn More

CDC/EPA Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Includes Printable Materials Learn More

The purpose of this document is to provide ministries (e.g. Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Water (MOW)), sub-national public health authorities, and implementing partners with a practical framework of action to both prepare for and mitigate community transmission of … Learn More

This document gives advice on: 1. Simple ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace 2. How to manage COVID-19 risks when organizing meetings &amp; events 3. Things to consider when you and your employees travel 4. Getting … 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

Om Prasad Gautam, Khairul Islam, and Erik Harvey discuss the importance of handwashing with soap and water in reducing the risk of infection from COVID-19 and highlight the water, sanitation, and hygiene sector can and should do in response to … Learn More

To help our partners in responding to this health crisis in their countries, we have compiled different resources and tools around COVID-19 and WASH, which include documents, videos, social media materials with messages on public health, webinar recordings, etc. Learn More

Resources for the Long Beach community. Covers topics such as: Movement Strategy, Family Resource Government Resources Learn More

How to ensure the safety of staff and maintaining water quality in buildings with little or no use. Learn More

National Register Resources: Psychological resources and information. Learn More

OSHA has developed this interim guidance to help prevent worker exposure to SARS-CoV-2. The general guidance below applies to all U.S. workers and employers. Learn More

With private enterprises playing a critical role in contributing to the safety of their staff, it is important to change some of their core operations. This guide is meant as a stepping point to begin reopening with safety as a … Learn More

Guidelines for supply chain workplaces to reopen with a robust WASH plan of action. Learn More

Questions\ guidelines relating to food businesses answered by the WHO. Learn More

This guidance is intended for all Americans, whether you own a business, run a school, or want to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your home. 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 report is a call to action, for the immediate health response required to suppress transmission of the virus to end the pandemic, and to tackle the many social and economic dimensions of this crisis. It is, above all, a … Learn More

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 Forest Stewardship Council created the Principles of Forest Stewardship as a worldwide standard to promote environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. Learn More

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 paper provides examples of how to make progress in service delivery in and beyond the workplace. With private enterprises playing a critical role in contributing to the safety of their staff, it is important to change some of their … Learn More

This tool is an interactive map linking nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation outcomes based on a systematic review of peer-reviewed literature. Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

A deep dive into three areas for business action:1 Responsible Marketing 2 Accelerating Collaborative Action at the Country Level 3 Building Resilience and Good Practice Solutions for Business 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

This page brings together water and sanitation-related information from UN-Water Members and Partners in the light of the coronavirus global emergency. UN-Water is working to ensure the most up-to-date information, resources, and guidance as they become available. Learn More

As the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, the United Nations Global Compact is calling on business leaders everywhere to unite to support workers, communities, and companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A coordinated international plan involving the business sector will … Learn More

New figures from the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) indicate that WASH services in health care facilities are sub-standard in every region. Learn More

Developers: UNICEF The United Nations Children's Fund

ILO Sectoral Policies and Governance and Tripartism Departments present four self-training modules, which adapt existing ILO training tools on OSH to provide governments, workers and employers with the necessary skills to implement the general principles contained in relevant ILO instruments. … 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

To combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus and rebuild our economies during and after the pandemic, collective action on water is essential. Such action can help not only to contain the virus, but also to realize the human right … Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

Safely managed water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services are an essential part of preventing and protecting human health during infectious disease outbreaks, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More

CEO Water Mandate; Water Witness International; WaterAid; WBCSD Learn More

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