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Reducing Water Use

This business has implemented one or more practices to reduce water consumption as a result of operations and production. This can include water efficiency gains, reduced water consumption, and practices that address water insecurities.

Sustainable Development Goals
Life below water
Proof Point Level
Product Business


  • Practices must target material impact – if some operations are in water-stressed areas, practices must seek to reduce impact there
  • Practices must be specific and implemented at scale – pilots are not accepted
  • Practices can include implementing water-efficient technologies, and reusing and recycling water in manufacturing facilities
  • Practices can also include good water governance and sharing practices, especially in water-stressed areas
  • Practices must be in place at the time the claim is issued

Publication Requirements

  • Outline the practices and what they are targeting
  • Specify if the business is operating in water-stressed areas

Accepted Evidence

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

  • Water consumption/quality report for all or specific sections of the production
  • Studies proving the efficiency of a given technology

Accepted Verifiers

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

  • Any external organisation measuring water consumption or quality
  • Implementation partner

Additional Resources

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