The food and beverage sector is one of the earliest adopters of water stewardship and the AWS Standard, with some of the first implementations and commitments to certification coming from this sector.
This sector has strong linkages with agriculture, with many of the water-related risks being found within agricultural supply chains. As such, a holistic view is required, using the common language and shared approach of the AWS Standard to connect the actions taken at an operational level to the actions taken further down the supply chain.
An emerging trend within this sector is for companies to embed AWS within their internal environmental management approaches to enable roll-out at scale across the business. AWS works with these companies to help them tailor training and awareness sessions internally to support this way of working.
In addition, we have a Food & Beverage Working Group which brings together the private sector, public sector, NGOs and other stakeholders to discuss water stewardship in the industry.