Developing Enterprise Water Targets Informed by Local Contexts: Cargill’s Approach
In response to growing threats to clean water supplies due to climate change, growing populations and demand, and weak governance, many companies are assessing water risks to their operations. Increasingly, companies are recognizing that their dependencies and impacts on water can occur outside of their direct operations and are responding by setting enterprise-wide contextual water targets that reflect water challenges in priority locations across their value chains. This Practice Note documents the approach that WRI and Cargill followed to set enterprise-wide contextual water targets.
The toolbox provides resources to aid companies in setting robust enterprise water targets that effectively address local shared water challenges. With these open-source tools, companies can make changes in the ways and places that matter most across their value chains.