According to Switzer, "water stewardship is a vast subject with many different players; when all stakeholders use Shared Value as a basis for decisions making, good things happen for everyone."
If we can leverage water stewardship commitments to fight for market share, it would mean more water stewards and ultimately greater sustainability.
“Every Community Must Be Part of Our Shared Value Mission”. Q&A with Nestlé Waters Chief Sustainability Officer, Nelson Switzer
Access to clean, safe, secure, sustainable drinking water should be a fundamental human right.
The AWS Standard aligns with our longstanding commitment to sustainable water management and creating shared value in the communities in which we operate.
A focus upon social utility – the overall wellbeing that a company brings to society – is a defining characteristic of the companies that will thrive and shape the 21st century.
Creating shared value entails embedding a social mission in the corporate culture and channeling resources to the development of innovations that can help solve social problems.
The business sector has much to contribute to addressing social issues. It can bring financial support and expertise and customize products and services. It can harness its core competencies and business assets to create lasting societal and business benefits. But perhaps most importantly – customers are beginning to demand this change.