Achieve the Water Standard
The Carbon Trust Water Standard certifies organisations that measure, manage and reduce water use year on year. By achieving the new standard, your organisation will demonstrate its commitment to sustainability and improve its reputation.
The Carbon Trust Water Standard recognises the growing importance of conserving water resources, and builds on our world-leading expertise and proven track record as a leading international certification body.
Reducing water use is an essential step in the move to a sustainable low carbon economy.
How you can benefit
The Carbon Trust Water Standard provides major benefits:
- Cut your water use.
- Benchmark your water use and water efficiency plans.
- Gain recognition for your water efficiency.
- Enhance your reputation by using the new Water Standard logo.
- Reduce exposure to water scarcity.
- Lessen your impact on the local environment.
Growing demand, poor management and
climate change are creating a global water challenge. In order to
manage risk, organisations need to take action to measure, manage
and reduce their water use and to encourage better water management
across river basins. Standards such as that developed by the Carbon
Trust help open these practices up to rigorous, independent
certification; and committing to reducing water use year-on-year
lets businesses demonstrate that they have begun the journey
towards improved water stewardship.David NussbaumExecutive Director of WWF UK
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Sainsbury's, Sunlight PLC and Branston are among the first organisations to achieve the new standard.
Joe Franses, Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Coca-Cola Enterprises, speaks about how they have managed to measure, manage and reduce their water use in the video below:
Vidyanath Gururajan, IT & Projects Director, Branston, speaks about how Branston have achieved the Carbon Trust Water Standard:
Peter Woolstenholmes, Energy Manager, Sunlight Service Group, speaks about how Sunlight have achieved the Carbon Trust Water Standard:
John Brock, Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, said:
"Water is fundamental to our business and our communities. To be a sustainability leader, we recognize that we must fully understand our impact beyond carbon. By measuring and managing our water impact within our operations as well as across our value chain, we can address longer-term water scarcity issues. This certification recognizes the progress we have made towards becoming a water-sustainable operation."
Paul Crewe, Head of Sustainability, Engineering, Energy and Environment at Sainsbury's, said:
"We are delighted to be one of the first companies to be recognised by the Carbon Trust Water Standard for reducing our water consumption, particularly at this crucial time of increasing natural resource scarcity. We will achieve our target of a 50 per cent relative reduction in water use by the end of next month which is a saving equivalent to 393 Olympic sized swimming pools each year. We have achieved this through a number of water saving measures that form part of our 20x20 Sustainability Plan. This includes eradicating underground leaks, saving individual stores hundreds of thousands of pounds each year. We have also fitted things like pre-rinse spray taps and low-flush toilets in all our stores and invested in rainwater harvesting for all new stores as standard as well as retrofitting these units in existing stores."
Julian Carr, Director of Sunlight Services Group, said:
"At Sunlight, we've reduced water usage through redesigning our wash processes and through investing over £2m in equipment and systems to clean and then re-use water. We've made good progress and in the last five years we've reduced our water usage by a massive one billion litres per year. In achieving this we have also saved hundreds of tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year, because less water has to be pumped and treated. We're proud to be among the first companies to be awarded the Carbon Trust Water Standard and we're looking forward to working with the Carbon Trust to make further reductions in the coming years."
Graeme Beattie, Managing Director of Branston said:
"Over the past few years we've invested in some major initiatives to conserve our resources, and in 2008 we were first in the food and agriculture sector to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard. We appreciate the independent endorsement of the Carbon Trust and we are delighted to be one of the first companies to be awarded the Carbon Trust Water Standard in recognition of the ongoing and industry-leading work we are undertaking to conserve our water supply."
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Your organisation has a great opportunity to lead the way and become one of the first to gain the Carbon Trust Water Standard. Contact us today.
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