CEO Water Mandate

The CEO Water Mandate is a UN Global Compact initiative that mobilizes business leaders on water, sanitation, and the Sustainable Development Goals. Endorsers of the CEO Water Mandate commit to continuous progress against six core elements of stewardship and in so doing understand and manage their own water ris Water Mandate is a UN Global Compact initiative that mobilizes business leaders on water, sanitation, and the Sustainable Development Goals. Endorsers of the CEO Water Mandate commit to continuous progress against six core elements of stewardship and in so doing understand and manage their own water risk.

THE MANDATE'S SIX COMMITMENT AREAS
Direct Operations
Supply Chain & Watershed Management
Collective Action
Public Policy
Community Engagement
Transparency

What is Water Stewardship?
IN BRIEF
Water stewardship is a set of practices – to be used by businesses, utilities, communities, and others – that promotes and fosters the sustainable and equitable management of freshwater resources. Water stewardship practices range from water use efficiency at an organization’s own operations, to engagement with suppliers, to long-term multi-stakeholder river basin projects, and beyond.

Water stewardship helps ensure that water users not only manage their own risks and seize opportunities related to water (e.g., ensuring businesses have the water they need to continue production processes), but also promote long-term water security for all.

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