Nature

Protecting Water Quality

This business has implemented one or more practices to reduce the pollution discharge in water as a result of operations and production.

Sustainable Development Goals
Life below water
Proof Point Level
Product Business

Business Description

This business has implemented one or more practices to reduce the pollution discharge in water as a result of operations and production.

Product Description

The manufacturing of this product involves practices that reduce the pollution discharge in water as a result of production.

Criteria

  • Practices must be specific and implemented at scale – pilots are not accepted
  • The business must have implemented alternative less polluting practices, tackling known pollution hotspots in the supply chain (businesses can use their own LCA to prove this or market data from a standard LCA tol)
  • 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

Publication Requirements

  • Outline the practices and what pollution hotspot 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

  • Discharge reports and measurements
  • Proof of specific practices

Accepted Verifiers

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

  • External organisation that has measured the total pollution levels

Additional Resources

Water Footprint Network