Sustainable Water in Business

Handling California’s Drought

monochrome: Sustainable Water in BusinessSustainable water in business is a growing concern among Southern California companies, governments, and agencies. Recycling electronics or materials is a good way for companies of any size to get involved in sustainable processes, but many are taking a step further in resource management, and clean, consistent water supplies are one area capturing interest.

Why is Sustainable Water in Business Important?

According to a recent VOX Global and Pacific Institute survey, many companies believe water challenges are likely to worsen within the next five years. The results are contrasted with surveys from five years ago, which showed that only 20 percent of businesses were impacted by water issues. Today, businesses say water will impact profitability or dictate where businesses locate within the near future. Managing water today and developing more sustainable processes reduce the chance of negative fallout in the future.

Companies Leading the Way in Sustainable Programs

Companies across the globe are working toward sustainable water in business practices. Coca-Cola’s water stewardship program improved efficiency for processes that use water by 20 percent. The company also noted that third-party auditing of resource management made a positive difference in overall water management. Other companies with water programs include Alcoa, PepsiCo, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, Nike, and Starbuck’s.

Creating Water Stewardship Programs

Good water stewardship involves wide programming that evaluates the sustainability of practices and the draw on water resources across an enterprise. Companies must determine where and how they draw water, how much water is necessary, and how water is returned. Sustainable water in business means creating efficient processes that require less water and returning clean water to the environment. By working together, businesses, governments, and agencies can ensure viable water supplies for the future.

At Sergeant Shredder we’re committed to doing our part for sustainability, as we recycle 100% of our shredded materials. What is your company doing to make Southern California’s resources more sustainable?