Toward a common approach to reporting water issues: Corporate water disclosure guidelines

October 2012
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Toward a common approach to reporting water issues: Corporate water disclosure guidelines

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As companies face escalating risks related to water, these new guidelines and publication from the UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate provide examples and tools for assessing water risks and opportunities, developing a corporate water profile, and better water management strategies and solutions.

By providing the first standardized approach to water reporting, these guidelines can help clarify and simplify water reporting for companies at all stages of water management, across multiple industries. As strategic advisor to the UN CEO Water Mandate, an organization of 86 large global companies committed to water sustainability, PwC led the development of the guidelines and coordinated with the project partners including Pacific Institute, Carbon Disclosure Project, Global Reporting Initiative, and World Resources Institute.

This publication and guidelines help companies address fundamental questions such as:

  • What is the business case for water disclosure and reporting?
  • What are the primary stakeholder interests in water disclosure?
  • What information should be included in a company water profile?
  • What do leading practices in water disclosure and reporting look like?

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