Carbon Trust rolls out new water footprinting certification
Businesses with a smart approach to water consumption are being urged to sign up to the Carbon Trust’s new Water Footprint label.
The scheme considers the entire lifecycle water use of companies, awarding the best-performing with Carbon Trust’s ‘internationally-recognised’ certification.
To help get the new certification off the ground, the Carbon Trust is calling for leading businesses to apply to the scheme.
Carbon Trust managing director Darran Messem said: “Companies that have been working hard to become more sustainable recognise the long term importance of getting a grip on the water use associated with their products. Understanding a full life cycle water footprint can help to focus efforts on reducing the most significant environmental impacts of products.
“But it also makes good business sense to highlight areas of unforeseen risk and cost-saving opportunity. We would encourage any organisations that are interested in finding out how they could become the first in their sector to achieve life cycle water footprint certification to get in touch.”