Nature

Reduced Water Footprint

The business has reduced the water footprint associated with either the organisation or a specific product.

Proof Point Level
Product Business

What are the requirements for this Proof Point?

For your products

This business has reduced the total water footprint associated with this product.

Criteria

  • The company has measured the total water use of this product through an LCA and has taken active steps to reduce it.
  • Measurements show a year-on-year decrease.
  • The footprint must include at minimum blue water footprint and ideally grey and green water use
  • Reports should show year on year reduction in consumption
  • Practices must be specific and implemented at scale
  • Practices must target material impact, additionally if some operations are in water-stressed areas, practices must seek to reduce impact there
  • Practices must be in place at the time the claim is issued- This company has measured its total water use and has taken active steps to reduce it. Measurements show a year-on-year decrease.
  • For your business

    This business has reduced the total water footprint associated with it's operations and supply chain.

    Criteria

  • The footprint must include at minimum blue water footprint and ideally grey and green water use
  • Reports should show year on year reduction in consumption
  • Practices must be specific and implemented at scale
  • Practices must target material impact, additionally if some operations are in water-stressed areas, practices must seek to reduce impact there
  • Practices must be in place at the time the claim is issued- This company has measured its total water use and has taken active steps to reduce it. Measurements show a year-on-year decrease.
  • Information you'll need to share in this Proof Point

    • Specify where the reduction is occurring – e.g. upstream, processing, downstream
    • When only a blue water footprint is included, the business should specify that other water usage is in play
    • Specify if the reduction is in absolute or intensity terms
    • Date of measurement and time period covered

    What documents do I need to supply?

    Evidence should strongly support the claim and will be made publicly available

    • Water consumption report

    Who can verify this Proof Point?

    Verifiers are third parties who can confirm the validity of a given Proof Point

    • External organisation measuring the water consumption
    • External measurement auditor

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