Woolworths looks to innovation to conserve water, offers tips and learnings
Woolworths is on a journey to drastically reduce the amount of water it uses by putting water use in focus in stores, offices, distribution centres and across the supply chain.
With the South African Government’s National Water Week (14 – 22 March) putting water conservation into focus, Woolworths is showcasing its approach to managing this precious resource responsibly.
In general, growing public awareness regarding the water situation in South Africa has been driven by the worst drought in South Africa in more than 20 years and the knock-on effects impacting on food availability, but also by flooding, and concerns about acid mine drainage issues.
SETTING TARGETS & INITIATIVES UNDERWAY
“To help address water scarcity and drive environmental awareness as a whole, Woolworths has set the water saving bar high throughout its operations and supply chain,” said Woolworths Group Head of Sustainability, Justin Smith.
Here are ten ways Woolworths is saving water:
While Woolworths focuses more on long-term programmes using innovation and technology to save on water, the company is also supporting drought relief efforts to address the current drought crisis through funding the work of Agri-SA and Gift of the Givers.
TIPS ON HOW TO SAVE
Helping citizens save water at home has economic benefits as well as environmental ones. Woolworths offers these tips that should be implemented whenever possible:
“By making a few minor adjustments to our views and behaviour we can all have a massive impact on the sustainability and security of our country’s fresh water supply. I urge everyone to be mindful of the water that is available to us and how we use it now, before it runs out altogether,” concludes Smith.
Issued on behalf of Woolworths
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