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
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
- Cut your water use.
- Benchmark your water use and water efficiency plans.
- Gain recognition for your water stewardship.
- Enhance your reputation by using the new Water Standard
- 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, Sunlight PLC, Branston
and Sainsbury's are among the first organisations to achieve the
John Brock, Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola
"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
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
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
Julian Carr, Director of Sunlight Services Group,
"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."
Become a leader - get in touch
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
To find out more, please contact us on 0207 832 4655 to discuss
how we can help you. Alternatively, fill in our contact form,
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