As businesses across the world confront increasing water challenges and growing calls for tangible accomplishments on sustainability, The Water Council has partnered with SCS Global Services to meet this challenge by improving corporate water stewardship outcomes and reporting.
This new partnership will include development and rollout of programs to help companies move beyond traditional water management to credible and verified water stewardship that addresses enterprise-wide challenges and opportunities.
Multiple factors are influencing companies to address water-related challenges in their value chains. These challenges include supply disruptions, climate impacts and ever-increasing calls from stakeholders to take credible, concrete action to achieve measurable water stewardship outcomes. High on the list is the expanding call for companies to demonstrate tangible Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) results, including an expectation to prioritize water-related actions and commitments with the same vigor with which companies have been addressing greenhouse gas reduction and recycling initiatives.
The Water Council, an internationally acclaimed nonprofit organization dedicated to freshwater innovation, is a global leader in water stewardship with more than a decade of experience working with companies. It served as the regional partner for the Alliance for Water Stewardship in North America from 2016 to 2021, helping build the business case for water stewardship and creating the world’s first credentialing program for water professionals.
SCS Global Services is an international leader in third-party verification of environmental, social and sustainability performance, helping organizations demonstrate and communicate their corporate responsibility and sustainability success stories.
“As The Water Council expands our water stewardship services, it is exciting to start 2022 with the announcement of this new collaboration with SCS Global Services as they have a strong global reputation as a third-party verifier of environmental and sustainability performance,” said Dean Amhaus, The Water Council President and CEO. “We have informally worked with SCS for several years and see them as a critical partner as we roll out a new water stewardship program early this year.”
“We look forward to collaborating with The Water Council through this partnership, as they consistently bring a forward-thinking approach and inclusivity to water stewardship,” said Rae Mindock, SCS Global Services’ Program Manager of Responsible Water Practices. “We are excited to roll out new programs this year for more companies to benefit from and grow with confidence in their corporate water stewardship practices.”
About The Water Council
The Water Council (TWC) is a global hub dedicated to solving critical water challenges by driving innovation in freshwater technology and advancing water stewardship. Built on more than a century of water innovation, TWC has coalesced one of the most concentrated and mature water technology clusters in the world from its headquarters at the Global Water Center in Milwaukee, Wis., USA. Recognizing the need for smarter and more sustainable use of water worldwide, TWC also promotes water stewardship as a natural complement to water innovation in the effort to preserve freshwater resources in the Midwest and around the world. Today, The Water Council has established itself as a global leader in the water industry and one of America’s premier economic development clusters as recognized by government agencies, Brookings and the Harvard Business School.
About SCS Global Services
SCS Global Services is a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability veriﬁcation, certiﬁcation, auditing, testing, and standards development. Its programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in climate mitigation, green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, consumer products, and more. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, SCS Global Services has representatives and affiliate offices throughout the Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Africa. Its broad network of auditors are experts in their fields, and the company is a trusted partner to companies, agencies and advocacy organizations due to its dedication to quality and professionalism. SCS Global Services is a chartered Beneﬁt Corporation, reﬂecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. For more information, visit www.scsglobalservices.com.