As businesses across the world confront increasing water challenges and growing calls for tangible accomplishments on sustainability, The Water Council has partnered with SCS Global Services to meet this challenge by improving corporate water stewardship outcomes and reporting.
The new partnership will include development and rollout of programmes to help companies move beyond traditional water management to “credible and verified” water stewardship that addresses enterprise-wide challenges and opportunities.
Dean Amhaus, president and CEO of The Water Council, said: “As The Water Council expands our water stewardship services, it is exciting to start 2022 with the announcement of this new collaboration with SCS Global Services as they have a strong global reputation as a third-party verifier of environmental and sustainability performance. We have informally worked with SCS for several years and see them as a critical partner as we roll out a new water stewardship programme early this year.”
Multiple factors have been influencing companies to address water-related challenges in their value chains. These challenges include supply disruptions, climate impacts and ever-increasing calls from stakeholders to take credible, concrete action to achieve measurable water stewardship outcomes. High on the list is the expanding call for companies to demonstrate tangible environment, social and governance (ESG) results, including an expectation to prioritise water-related actions and commitments with the same vigor with which companies have been addressing greenhouse gas reduction and recycling initiatives.
Rae Mindock, programme manager of responsible water practices at SCS Global Services, concluded: “We look forward to collaborating with The Water Council through this partnership, as they consistently bring a forward-thinking approach and inclusivity to water stewardship. We are excited to roll out new programmes this year for more companies to benefit from and grow with confidence in their corporate water stewardship practices.”