- Measurement of the Water Footprint of a product/service for some, or all phases of the Life Cycle
- Formulation of a clearly defined water reduction strategy
- Discover ways to reduce water consumption
- Discover opportunities for significant cost savings
- Better usage of the most vital natural resource – water
- Improvement of efficiency, eco-efficiency and effectiveness
- Establish the organization as being innovative at an international and sector specific level
- Assure competitive advantage
- Substantial contribution to the Sustainability Strategy and Sustainability Report
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The Water Footprint reflects that amount of water consumed directly or indirectly (from the supply chain) for the production of products or services. The measurement of the Water Footprint is a basic prerequisite for a comprehensive water management with the ultimate objective to reduce water consumption.
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