The goal will be a context-based water target aligned to the Water Resilience Coalition goal, the detail of which is still to be finalised.
A large portion of our supply chain is based in areas where water quality and availability remain a critical risk. In addition, Africa and Australia, where our direct operations are located, are among the most at-risk regions globally in terms of water availability. We need to work collectively with others, across our value chain, to address water challenges in the various regions in which we operate and source from. By doing so, we will be contributing to the preservation of the freshwater resources in water-stressed basins that will ultimately ensure continued supply of our products.
We are currently working with the UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate’s Water Resilience Coalition to unpack how this context-based goal will be defined, measured, and monitored. However, our work related to increasing water efficiency, availability, and quality across our value chain continues. This includes working with our suppliers to reduce their water usage through the Farming for the Future programme, continuing with our water stewardship projects in conjunction with the WWF, and eliminating hazardous chemicals in our supply chain.
Still to be determined
More information on our performance against this goal can be found in our annual Good Business Journey Report.