WAVE: Water Stewardship Verified

A verifiable methodology for improving, reporting and recognizing good corporate water stewardship

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The availability of clean freshwater is critical to business operations and profitability in nearly every industry, ranging from food and beverage, chemical and personal care to general manufacturing, parts suppliers, hospitality and more.

WAVE is a program established by The Water Council that helps all sizes of organizations accelerate their water actions in a strategic, clear, credible way to prepare for external reporting. As an enterprise-level verification, WAVE enables companies to demonstrate that they are contributing to a more water-resilient supply chain. 

SCS Global Services (SCS) has partnered with The Water Council to provide independent verification to corporations that participate in WAVE, as required by the program. This ensures legitimacy that the processes organizations implement are actually mitigating water-related risks and addressing water challenges and opportunities.

Why Choose SCS?

Companies choose to leverage SCS’ water stewardship expertise to help navigate their water sustainability journey. As a leader for 38+ years in sustainability standards, third-party verification and certification, SCS has helped thousands of companies demonstrate their sustainability efforts that contribute to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

SCS offers a comprehensive suite of services for responsible water practices, with verification to the WAVE program, REPLENISH Verification, Technical Advisory services including gap analysis, pre-assessments, and Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) implementation support.

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What is the methodology?

  1. Understand water uses, impacts & risks
  2. Approve a corporate water stewardship policy
  3. Prioritize sites where water-related risks can be mitigated
  4. Communicate corporate action plan, goals & timeline

Accelerator Methodology graphic

Credit: The Water Council

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