IUCN Water and Business
Since its creation in 1948, IUCN has been engaging the private sector to help conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.
IUCN and Holcim have been working since 2007 to strengthen biodiversity management within Holcim’s operations, and to contribute to sector-wide improvements in cement and related sectors. Since 2011, IUCN Water works with Holcim on improving water management approaches.
To learn more, please visit this link: IUCN-Holcim Relationship.
Since 2010, IUCN Water works with building materials company CEMEX, to optimize water use and to better identify and understand water resources management in company operations, and the role of industry water management approaches in river basins.
In 2009, WBCSD and IUCN released Water for Business – the first online guide specifically designed for businesses to help them manage water more sustainably by providing an overview of water tools and initiatives.The 3rd edition was released in August 2012, developed in collaboration with WBCSD and SustainAbility. It outlines the benefits of the different tools available and illustrates how a combination of complementary tools can best meet wide ranging needs. To find out more, click here.