Mobilizing greater business action to address WASH challenges in the workplace, in communities where workers live, and across supply chains
What is WASH4Work and Why Take Action?
Businesses are increasingly addressing WASH in the workplace, often within the broader context of mainstreaming water stewardship, improving worker welfare and the realization of the human rights to water and sanitaion. However, to meet the ambition of the SDGs more needs to be done, especially to reach women and girls.
WASH4Work brings stakeholders together to coordinate, collaborate, align and amplify efforts to encourage and support business action on WASH to the benefit of communities and businesses themselves and support governments and the public to enable that business action.
With the launch of the SDGs, world leaders have publicly acknowledged that water and sanitation are vital for eradicating poverty and are fundamental to sustainable development everywhere.
Universality is key to SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation); broadening the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) agenda well beyond the MDG-focused household level, to the communities where people spend much of their time. This includes institutions such as health centers, schools and the workplace.
WASH4Work Partners will work in the following areas:
In doing so the initiative brings about the following outcomes:
- Business skills, finance and other resources are mobilized
- Governments enable and support business contributions
- The public and civil society voice demands as citizens, workers and consumers
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