A water stewardship initiative, the WAVE program provides companies ways to improve their water stewardship efforts.
These efforts are then independently verified by SCS Global Services. Verified companies can confidently state they are credibly and strategically addressing water challenges and opportunities.
“Water is Earth’s most precious resource and it’s important to understand and prioritize our water risks and shared water challenges in order to become better stewards,” said Patrick Boyle, Sloan director of sustainability.
The six-step methodology for improving, reporting and reorganizing effective corporate water stewardship includes:
- Understanding water uses, impacts and risks
- Approving a corporate water stewardship policy
- Prioritizing sites where water-related risks can be mitigated
- Communicating a corporate action plan, goals and timeline
Sloan’s participation in the WAVE program comes less than a year after its Franklin Park, Ill., headquarters achieved certification to the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard, a globally applicable framework for major water users to understand its water use and impacts. AWS certification enables organizations to further work collaboratively and transparently for sustainable water management.
Sloan’s high-efficiency flushometers can cut down a building’s water use by 30%, while its commitment to product transparency through Environmental Product Declarations and Health Product Declarations, as well as resources like its Green Product Finder and Sustainability Calculator, promote water sustainability efforts.