Adopt water stewardship practices in your business.

Join the CEO Water Mandate

As a UN Global Compact participant, you understand the critical need to ensure access to water and sanitation around the world. To help your business adopt better water stewardship practices, we invite you to join the CEO Water Mandate.

How the CEO Water Mandate can help your company

The CEO Water Mandate can assist you in developing, implementing and disclosing your water sustainability policies and practices. It will enable your company to share best and emerging practices and to forge multi-stakeholder partnerships to address water challenges found in river basins around the world.

Six Core Elements of the CEO Water Mandate

  1. Direct Operations
  2. Supply Chain and Watershed Management
  3. Collective Action
  4. Public Policy
  5. Community Engagement
  6. Transparency

Endorsing the CEO Water Mandate gives you the opportunity to contribute to the vision of the UN Global Compact and the realization of sustainable development. The Mandate is an initiative of the UN Global Compact – implemented in partnership with the Pacific Institute – and is a special programme of the UN Secretary-General.

How to join


  1. Your company must be a UN Global Compact participant or intend to become one within six months
  2. Your CEO or equivalent must commit to the Mandate’s six core elements
  3. You’ll need to report annually on progress toward these elements

To learn more about joining the CEO Water Mandate, visit the CEO Water Mandate website.

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    Name Sector Country
    GLOBLE GGS NEWS AGENCY(UNGC) (rejected) Not Applicable India
    Empowermen Financial Services Mexico
    Hospital Público Estadual Galileu Not Applicable Brazil
    Smurfit Kappa Group plc Forestry & Paper Ireland
    Xylem Inc. General Industrials United States of America

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