Launch: New guide to help supply chains become more water-wise

An interactive guide of popular standards and tools was launched today to support food and beverage companies and retailers to reduce water risks in their own operations and supply chains.

The SIWI Swedish Water House cluster group on water and food launched the interactive guide on popular standards and tools used by food and beverage companies and retailers globally. The guide is intended to help companies to reduce water risks in their own operations and supply chain.

Water is a pressing issue for all actors within the food value chain. Value chains are complex, and to address water on farm level, where most water is used, is difficult. Impact can only be reached through close dialogue and collaboration with suppliers.

There are a number of internationally recognized standards that can assist companies in their sustainability work. There is a great need for harmonization between initiatives. The cluster group’s objective has been to jointly analyze a selection of the water tools available internationally, with the overall aim to streamline and ease the burden on suppliers who often have several standards and guidelines to adhere to.

This guide is the result of the work of a collaboration between the SIWI Swedish Water House cluster group on water and food, and representatives from food and beverage companies and retailers committed to promoting more sustainable water management in their own operations and supply chain. Learn more about the cluster group here.

The guide is available here.

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