Tongaat Hulett hailed as global leader in sustainable water

Tongaat Hulett hailed as global leader in sustainable water

Original Source: Infrastructure News and Service Delivery

Sugar producer Tongaat Hulett has earned a spot on this year’s Water A-List for its sustainable water management practices.

The Water A-List put together by non-profit global environmental platform CDP, comprises 73 global companies, and is published alongside similar lists for corporate leadership on climate and forests.

According to the non-profit Tongaat Hulett is among 10% of companies participating in CDP’s water program that has been included on the Water A-List, in recognition of its actions in the last reporting year to manage water more sustainably.

“Water is an essential input in the business and all operations are affected by the variability associated with water availability, says Peter Staude CEO of Tongaat Hulett.

“To this end, Tongaat Hulett is partnering with various stakeholders including the uMhlathuze Water Stewardship Programme to manage this resource.”

He adds: “Inclusion in CDP’s Water A-List confirms our prudent management of this scarce resource and is further acknowledgment of the business’s ongoing commitment to water recycling and reuse whenever possible”.

A holistic approach to corporate sustainability

The Water A-List is released alongside the Climate A-List and Forests A-List on CDP’s website, with case studies from leading companies. This is the first year that the non-profit has announced company scores across all three areas simultaneously, reflecting a holistic approach to corporate sustainability.

“Congratulations to all the companies that made it onto the Water A-List this year. Climate change, industrialisation and population growth are putting unprecedented pressure on water supplies. Because of this, companies are stepping up for a water secure world, moving us towards a tipping point on environmental action,” concludes CDP’s Executive Chair Paul Dickinson.

The Water A-List and other company scores are available on CDP’s website.

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