How Corporations Can React To The Need To Reduce Water Consumption-seaway

Business Corporations need to reduce water consumption, but they also need to be concerned about making money, protecting their position in the marketplace, being aware of operational risks as they embrace sustainability. A baseline position needs to be assessed, creating a water footprint. Water represents risk to a company in many different ways, which must be understood and these factors must be compiled into a workable plan. Taking a leaf from the greenhouse gas protocol book, we should understand that the three different categories of carbon emissions can be applied to water. The emissions are generated when energy is produced, indirectly when it is consumed and in relation to its provision, either downstream or upstream. Companies need to understand how water is used in the supply chain and during disposal. Water is used as a resource to make raw materials or goods which are then supplied to a company by its suppliers. Water is generated during the production or transportation of this work in progress and the buying company needs to understand this. Even though these activities are essentially beyond the borders of the company, the fact is that the buying company is responsible for the supplier’s product and associated water usage. If at all possible, water should be generated from a renewable source during production. It is inevitable that stakeholders and the public in general are going to pay more attention to the source of water in the future and the subject will become politically volatile. Remember that water can become an issue when it is used for an industrial or commercial purpose. Questions will govern its efficient use, but it can also be a potentially inflammatory issue after the fact as well. Water discharge or runoff can become a pollution concerns and every effort should be made to recycle. Water use must be restricted as much as possible, if the risks associated with its use are to be managed. Just think of the possible risk factors which could place a premium on available water. A certain locality could undergo significant weather conditions, causing a temporary drought. Arising market conditions in another area could lead to energy fluctuations, pulling water for energy generation in that area. As water related risks can be significant in one locality and not in another, the company that is widely distributed needs to be able to assess regional risks and integrate into an overall plan. Political positions in one locality and local attitudes in another can certainly impact. Water consumption must be reduced across the board as part of a corporate decision. It’s amazing that we have not been able to increase our water efficiency over 20 years, even as we are increasing our attention on energy efficiency. Carbon emissions is not the only game. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: