Earlier this year, the Carbon Trust launched the world’s first independent international certification to recognise and encourage water use reduction and management – the Carbon Trust Water Standard. Dr Tim Robinson, Commercial and Technical Director and co-owner of water treatment specialist Biochemica UK Ltd, shares his thoughts on what organisations can gain from the award and advises on practical steps they can take to meet its requirements.
The Carbon Trust Water Standard is the latest endorsement to come from the leading international certification body, following the successful roll out of its Carbon Standard in 2008. The award provides independent verification and recognition of an organisation’s water credentials. Effectively, it acts as a powerful symbol for firms to globally communicate that they are measuring, managing and reducing their water footprint.