Constitution of the CEO Water Mandate

Constitution of the
CEO Water Mandate

An initiative by business leaders in partnership with the UN Global Compact and the international community


The CEO Water Mandate (the Mandate) was launched in July 2007. The Mandate is a voluntary, business-led initiative in partnership with the UN Global Compact. Upon signing the Mandate, Chief Executive Officers commit their organizations to undertake actions in the six areas covered by the Mandate: Direct Operations; Supply Chain and Watershed Management; Collective Action; Public Policy; Community Engagement; and Transparency.

This constitution (the Constitution) provides a framework for the cooperation between the signatories of the Mandate and the UN Global Compact and defines the governance of the initiative.


The CEO Water Mandate seeks to make a positive impact with respect to the emerging global water crisis by mobilizing a critical mass of business leaders to advance water sustainability solutions – in partnership with the United Nations, civil society organizations, governments, and other stakeholders.

Endorsers of the CEO Water Mandate recognize that through individual and collective action they can contribute to the vision of the UN Global Compact and the realization of the Millennium Development Goals.

Core activities of the initiative include:

• Supporting endorsers in their implementation of the Mandate elements through working symposiums, guidance documents and resources, and information provision and research

• Increasing awareness of the Mandate in general, and encouraging endorsement of the initiative

• Networking signatories and stakeholders (including relevant UN agencies) around Mandate implementation. […]

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