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Product Water Footprinting Pilot Seeks Business Participants

A product water footprinting program by the Carbon Trust is seeking businesses to pilot the new certification and labeling scheme. The scheme will help businesses to demonstrate their water management leadership by certifying the life cycle water use of their products to an international standard, the Carbon Trust says. The … Read more »

Report Helps Manufacturers Calculate Products’ Land, Water Footprints

Report Helps Manufacturers Calculate Products’ Land, Water Footprints

A new report aims to help manufacturers calculate the land and water footprints of the products they sell. The Mind Your Step report, from Friends of the Earth and Trucost, estimates how much land and water brands such as Apple, Kraft and Gap use in a year to produce a … Read more »

Six Steps for Managing Water Risks, Opportunities

In its 2014 Global Risks report, the World Economic Forum identified water crises as one of the risks of highest concern. For businesses, it is important to understand operational and market contexts to manage water risk and leverage opportunity, according to The Guardian. Businesses can manage water resources with a … Read more »

ISO Publishes Water Footprint Standard

The International Organization for Standardization has published a water footprint standard to help businesses and other organizations measure their potential environmental impact of water use and pollution. ISO 14046, Environmental management – Water footprint – Principles, requirements and guidelines, is based on a life cycle assessment and can assist in: … Read more »

Cemex Launches Water Methodology

Cemex says it has developed a methodology to standardize water measurement and management across all of the company’s operations as it aims to minimize its water footprint and increase efficiency. The building materials firm will start rolling out the methodology to all of its businesses worldwide in 2013. The company will … Read more »

Sustain Launches Materials Water Footprinting

Sustain has secured funding from the Technology Strategy Board to develop a water footprint database for materials, the UK company today announced. Sustain says the database will be the UK’s first, and will allow manufacturing companies to measure and manage the water footprints of their global supply chains. The company, … Read more »