UK WATER INDUSTRY RESEARCH

 

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Pathfinder To Promoting The Sustainability Of The Water Industry (Sustainability, Social, Carbon, Net-Positive, Circular Economy, Natural Capital)

 
Price: £100  

This Big Questions “pathfinder” project was designed to give clarity on an industry position around the way in which the industry could evidence its sustainability.

It has five objectives which were to: position sustainability concepts at the heart of business and regulatory decision making; understand views of companies on describing sustainability of the water industry; develop ways to describe the sustainability of the sector; identify if common metrics are needed to update sustainability communications; identify the industry's performance and provide ideas for further improvement.

It concluded that water companies are committed to contribute to sustainability and articulating sustainability concepts. Evidence confirmed that sustainability informs decision making.

A common framework which links existing guidance is described. Best practice in sector promotion of sustainability needs development through further work.

Common metrics linking existing activities, and reporting requirements with the Sustainable Development Goals, would significantly improve the sector-wide communications on sustainability.

This pathfinder project makes five key recommendations to increase collaboration, clarity and value across the sector. These recommendations include prioritised resources, increased sharing between professionals and further work to test and develop a common framework.

   

 

UKWIR Reference :- 20/CL/04/18Published Date :- 03/06/2020
Retail Price (£) :- 100ISBN :- 978-1-84057-891-1

 

Supporting Material and Reports

 20/CL/04/18 CD