Water disclosure initiatives have catalyzed significant progress toward more sustainable corporate water management. However, the proliferation of water assessment and disclosure tools and methodologies has also led to:
- Companies diverting important resources to complete multiple water or sustainability surveys of varying content
- Companies using a variety of metrics that are not easily comparable, thereby weakening the value of disclosure offerings
- Companies utilize the 3 pillars of the Corporate Water Disclosure Framework, which consist of outlining a company water profile, defining what to report, and providing supporting detail for what they report.