BITC launches 3-year action plan to tackle water management
Business leaders are calling on business to tackle water issues in the UK. With the backing of the government, Business in the Community (BITC) has brought together water companies, other businesses, and key stakeholders to work collaboratively on the challenges, and encourage other businesses to take action on water to help build a fairer society and more sustainable future.
The BITC Water Taskforce, chaired by United Utilities ceo, Steve Mogford, is calling on all UK businesses – large and small, from every sector, be they at the beginning of their journey or further along – to consider their relationship with water and take action to improve their resilience to the risk of periods of too much and too little water.
To mark the start of a three year plan of action, the group has launched a report ‘Securing the Resources for Future Prosperity’, which highlights the water challenges faced in the UK, reasons why businesses should take action and what they need to do. The report uncovers many stories of how businesses are already rising to the challenge.
Gudrun Cartwright, head of innovation and partnerships, BITC said: “Water management should be part of all sustainable business strategies. Rising sea levels and changes in rainfall patterns are just the beginning of an increase in flooding and drought in the UK. There is a clear and urgent need for UK businesses to act now and respond to water challenges."
For the full story see the February issue of Ethical Performance.