Nature

Reduced Water Footprint

This organisation has measured its total water consumption and has taken active steps to reduce it. Measurements show a year on year decrease.

Sustainable Development Goals
Life below water
Proof Point Level
Product Business

Business Description

This company has measured its total water use and has taken active steps to reduce it. Measurements show a year-on-year decrease.

Product Description

The company has measured the total water use of this product and has taken active steps to reduce it. Measurements show a year-on-year decrease.

Business 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.

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.

Publication Requirements

  • 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

Accepted Evidence

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

  • Water consumption report

Accepted Verifiers

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

  • External organisation measuring the water consumption
  • External measurement auditor

Additional Resources

Water Footprint Network