Mars Spearheads Water Management Programme to Help Safeguard At-Risk Communities
Today, 1.42 billion people – including 450 million children – live in areas of high or extremely high #water vulnerability, according to UNICEF. And, according to the UN, with #globalwarming impacts, water scarcity could displace 700 million people by the early 2030s.
Reducing water use, managing consumption, is thus a vital dimension to living within planetary boundaries. News just out from Global FMCG company Mars is a step in the right direction for managing water within the manufacturing process.
The company, with a #sustainabledevelopment target to end unsustainable water use in operations and the #supplychain, has committed to “water balance” at five production sites in water-stressed areas by 2025. In simple terms, this means that for every litre of water used, at least one litre is treated and reused.
Two weeks ago, Global FMCG player PepsiCo announced its aim to become net water positive -- replenish more water than it uses -- by 2030.
Both organisations have reflected that they cannot, alone, realise their ambitions. As Mars’ CEO Grant F. Reid confirmed “#Collaboration will be key and we’ll work with partners and local communities to deliver meaningful impact.”
Inventor Alexander Graham Bell said “Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.”
How can you better use collaboration to support #business change?
#leadership #esg #betterbusiness
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