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UN Global Compact & Pacific Institute convene CEOs of major firms on Water Mandate to address companies' water impacts

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17 March 2009

The CEO Water Mandate - Endorsing CEOs

Author: UN Global Compact

We hereby endorse The CEO Water Mandate and ask other business leaders and their companies to adopt the Mandate into their corporate policies and operations. [CEOs of: Agbar, Arup, Athens Water and Sewerage Company, Avon Metals, Banesto Bank, Bayer, Cadbury, Calvert Asset Management Company, Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, DANONE, Deloitte South Africa, Diageo, Dow Chemical, Finlay International, Firmenich, GlaxoSmithKline, Grupo Via Delphi, Hennes & Mauritz, Hayleys, Hindustan Construction, Hong Kong Beijing Air Catering, Läckeby Water Group, Levi Strauss, Liqum, Metito, Molson Coors, Nestlé, Netafim, PepsiCo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Pure-O-Tech, Ranhill Berhad, Reed Elsevier, Royal Dutch Shell, SABMiller, Sasol, SEKEM, Siemens, SUEZ, SunOpta, Sustainable Living Fabrics, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Unified Technologies Group, Unilever, Westpac Banking, WPP Group].

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1 April 2008

[PDF] CEO Water Mandate Inaugural Working Conference - Meeting Summary

Author: UN Global Compact & Pacific Institute

...[The] UN Secretary-General, in partnership with a number of international business leaders, launched in July 2007 a new initiative – The CEO Water Mandate – under the auspices of the UN Global Compact. The initiative was developed with the understanding that the private sector...impacts water resources – both directly and through supply chains. Endorsing CEOs acknowledge that in order to operate in a sustainable manner,and contribute to the vision of the UN Global Compact and the realization of the Millennium Development Goals, they have a responsibility to make water-resources management a priority... The United Nations Global Compact Office, in collaboration with the Pacific Institute, convened the inaugural working conference of The CEO Water Mandate on March 5-6, 2008... [The] overarching goal of the conference was to explore how to utilize the unique platform offered by The CEO Water Mandate in order to deliver actionable value through joint learning and coordination among endorsing companies and other key strategic interests... The following companies volunteered to serve on the Steering Committee in 2008:..Coca-Cola... Dow Chemical... Nestlé... SABMiller... Netafim... Westpac Banking... Hayleys...

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7 March 2008

CEO Water Mandate Convenes Inaugural Working Conference

Author: UN Global Compact

On 5-6 March, the United Nations Global Compact, in partnership with the Pacific Institute, convened the inaugural working conference of The CEO Water Mandate... Companies represented included Nestle..., The Coca-Cola Company..., Hayleys..., SABMiller...and Suez... Participants engaged in the sharing of best and emerging pratices related to direct operations, supply chain management, watershed protection, transparency, public policy, community engagement, and collective action. These areas constitute the major elements of The CEO Water Mandate, launched by the UN Secretary-General in July 2007 to engage companies on the emerging crisis in fresh water availability and sanitation.

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