Agriculture accounts for 70% of water use, yet despite increasing reporting of water risk to CDP, water withdrawals by companies in the food and drink and agriculture sectors continue to rise. Mark Hillsdon reports on three companies that are taking a restorative approach
The World Bank's 2030 Water Resources Group and Ceres' Valuing Water Finance Taskforce are among groups coordinating collective action to address water scarcity as a systemic risk. Angeli Mehta reports
With one in four health facilities lacking basic water services, Mark Hillsdon reports on how Unilever and Colgate-Palmolive are among the companies helping to tackle the critical issue of water, sanitation and hygiene
WaterAid's Ruth Romer says the charity is working with the likes of Unilever, Diageo, Twinings and Gap Inc to show that there are business benefits from providing clean water, decent toilets and hygiene facilities to all workers in supply chains
On World Water Day Cate Lamb of CDP argues that while some companies, like L'Oréal, are showing leadership, overall action in safeguarding this dwindling resource is falling far short. There has been a 50% rise in companies reporting higher water withdrawals since 2015, according to a CDP report published today
Ruth Romer of WaterAid introduces practical guidance for companies to invest in water, sanitation and hygiene, and says a new project with HSBC in garment factories in Bangladesh and India will help test the business case for WASH
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