Addressing water issues

Water is a vital resource for communities worldwide and as a business we rely on a sufficient quantity of safe water to manufacture our products. We welcome the growing level of stakeholder interest in water issues, recognising that this mirrors the growing awareness to the global water challenges we face.

We have set stretching water reduction targets for our manufacturing sites to achieve by 2020 and are developing our water stewardship strategy to align with the Sustainable Development Goals on water and address the water related risks within our supply chain. Key to the success of this strategy is the ability to collaborate with others in the catchment and we have reached out to a number of our suppliers identified as being located in high water risk areas to develop our approach further.