Rapport: Water disclosure guidelines for business
Clean, consistent water supply ... it's essential for businesses to operate, and investors, consumers, and other stakeholders know it. They’re demanding more information on how companies are using and conserving this critical resource, which presents both challenges and opportunities to companies. So what do you need to know?
In September 2014, the United Nations CEO Water Mandate initiative released the finalized Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines – a common approach for companies to effectively and intelligibly disclose the many elements of their corporate water management practice to key stakeholders.
The guidelines help business address fundamental questions such as:
- How to measure water performance, risks and impacts?
- What are potential strategic responses? How to evolve water management practices over time?
- What is the most effective way to communicate this information to stakeholders?