Following the launch of the Carbon Trust Water Standard at the beginning of 2013, Biochemica was quick off the mark to become one of the first water treatment companies to get behind the new international certification.
Led by Biochemica’s Commercial and Technical Director, Dr Tim Robinson who specialises in wastewater treatment and water reuse and recycling, Biochemica’s experts drew upon their experience, knowledge and expertise to develop a new offering – the Biochemica Carbon Trust Water Standard Support Service. The service consists of especially created packages for those looking to reduce their water consumption and gain recognition for their achievements, bespoke to each individual organisation, process and project.
Each project is unique, based entirely upon an organisation’s requirements but we offer support each step of the way and have excellent relationships with the certification team at the Carbon Trust to ensure procedures are followed correctly while implementing the most efficient processes.
Read on for an overview of the Standard, what is involved in gaining the prestigious certification and how Biochemica can help. If you’re interested in achieving the Carbon Trust Water Standard, contact us today to arrange a free consultation and find out how our team can help your organisation to address water stewardship and strengthen your sustainability credentials.
What is the Carbon Trust Water Standard?
The Carbon Trust Water Standard is an organisation-level water assessment and reduction programme developed to encourage and recognise good practice in water use assessment, management and reduction by businesses and public sector organisations.
Why is it Important?
It is predicted that by 2030 global water demand will increase to a level 40% above current supply, while the world population is estimated to grow from 7 billion to 9.1 billion by 2050, inflicting a greater strain on water resources to meet increased food, energy and industrial demands. By addressing these issues now and working to achieve the new standard, organisations will demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and in turn improve their reputation. There are also opportunities for cost reductions that can be made in the short and long term.
Who is it Aimed at?
Amongst the first to pilot the scheme were household names Coca-Cola Enterprises, Sunlight PLC, Branston and Sainsbury’s, but the CTWS can be achieved by organisations of any size, sector and industry looking to become more water efficient and make a difference to their bottom line.
What is Involved?
To achieve the Carbon Trust Water Standard, organisations are required to implement the Corporate Water Use Assessment (CWUA) Protocol, which has been adopted as the basis of water measurement and performance assessment.
Consisting of two parts, the CWUA Protocol is made up of assisting organisations in measuring their water use (Part 1: Requirements) and establishing a benchmark for organisations seeking to demonstrate and report on water management, and change in use over time (Part 2: Criteria).
How Biochemica can Help
Biochemica UK Ltd is an independently owned water treatment provider, and one of only a few companies in the UK to specialise in both influent and effluent management programmes. Through our solutions focused approach we are able to develop specific, appropriate and cost effective water treatment services for a wide range of industries, and are committed to being innovators within our field.
Biochemica can assist with the entire project, from providing the monitoring and recording of water use and quality services to the design and construction stages of a new treatment plant or retrofitting of an existing process. All of this is supported by ongoing technical input and advice as part of our professional service commitment to our clients.
Biochemica has a proven track record in working closely with organisations to help them understand how they can best minimise their water usage through reuse and recycling, implement the most efficient processes and how they can benefit in the long term. We will take your business through each step of the process and can act as a third party verification as part of the standard requirement, as well as provide support with completing the necessary assessment forms.
To arrange a free, no obligation consultation with one of our experts to learn how your business can benefit from the Carbon Trust Water Standard, call the Biochemica customer helpline on 0845 5045440, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Contact Us page.
Additional information on the Carbon Trust Water Standard can be found at www.carbontrust.com.