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Apparel companies are improving water management across the value chain prioritizing practices such as establishing internal prices on water, investing in wastewater reduction programs, & investing in reduced-water-usage solutions.

Sustainability Strategy: Improving Water Management 

Sustainability Strategy DefinitionCompany focuses on water management through increased water efficiency, conservation, and reduction of wastewater quantity while improving wastewater quality

Mediating Factors:
  • Employee Relations: Improve employee workplace culture and retain talent
  • Operational Efficiency: Optimize corporate and supply chain efficiencies to lower cost and increase profits
  • Risk Management: Encourage resilience within the supply base by decreasing supplier dependency
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Improve goodwill amongst the broader stakeholder community (i.e. NGOs)
  • Supplier Relations: Improve upon the relationships between the company and its suppliers

                              Mapping Sustainability Strategies, Practices, and Sub-Practices Across the Value Chain

Improving Water Management Walkthrough

Interested in learning how your company can invest in sustainability strategies like improving water management? NYU Stern CSB offers a deeper dive into the practices, sub-practices, mediating factors surrounding this sustainability strategy.

Monetization Toolkit

Interested in how we quantify apparel sustainability strategies? Explore NYU Stern CSB's Excel Toolkit that we use to help organizations understand how investing in sustainability initiatives can benefit their bottom line.