Water stewardship is an integral part of General Mills' efforts to continually reduce the environmental impact of our operations, including the impact that occurs upstream of our own facilities.
Agriculture uses 70 percent of global freshwater withdrawals; therefore, General Mills has made it a priority to see that collaborative watershed protection plans are developed in regions where the company’s footprint intersects high water risk.
Water is the foundation of a food and beverage company’s business. Burgeoning population, climate uncertainties, political volatility and other conditions have an effect on water availability for business.
Public water utilities in the U.S. face a crisis that could mean the end of clean, cheap water. As climate variability and extreme weather events affect the quantity and quality of fresh water, the industry is being challenged to deliver services and protect vulnerable infrastructure without driving up prices. New technologies and practices could save costs, preserve infrastructure, and conserve water over the long term.
Companies are under increasing pressure to become better global water stewards. If your organization aspires to world class water stewardship, you need to check out the World Class Water Stewardship framework that can help guide your efforts. Antea Group's blog offers guidance and steps to using this framework to your best advantage.
Water is absolutely vital to the beverage industry
Water is absolutely vital to the beverage industry. Beverage companies not only rely on water as an essential ingredient, but also as a primary resource for growing agricultural ingredients. As a result, protecting this critical resource is a business imperative—not to mention the right thing to do.
June 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER), a technical coalition of global beverage sector leaders, announced today that it will sponsor its first 2-day regional forum event for members, select supply chain stakeholders and industry partners in Latin America, June 14-15, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Nestlé in the U.S.’s 2016 Creating Shared Value Report highlights the company’s efforts and achievements in nutrition, health and wellness; environmental sustainability; rural development and responsible sourcing; water; and social impact. Nestlé has achieved over 40 percent of its U.S. objectives for 2016 through 2020, including five completed one year or more ahead of schedule.
Data centers provide an essential service in the business world today. The explosive growth of digital-consumption, the adoption of cloud-based systems, and the Internet of Things (IoT) have increased dependence on data centers, and all market signals confirm this dependence is here to stay. What are the implications of this expansion when it comes to precious resources such as water?