The Carbon Disclosure Project also released its Global Water Report, entitled Collective responses to rising water challenges. The intention of this report is to serve as a “call to action for companies to treat water with the strategic importance it deserves; to consider the role they should play in tackling water challenges and to provide the leadership required to build a more resilient future.” Despite increased awareness and activity among some respondents, the Global 500 response rate remained static at 60% (191 companies).
As the strategic importance of water-related issues grows it is anticipated that more Global 500 companies will leverage collective action in response. For instance, Unilever has established a Sustainable Living Plan, aimed at developing a range of targets including one to halve the water associated with the consumer use of products by 2020 in seven water scarce countries.
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To read summaries of past Carbon Disclosure Project reports on the FCRN website, click here.