providing a forum to facilitate OEM and supplier dialogue and action on common approaches, tools and resources to support advancing water stewardship across the automotive value chain
Since 2002, Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) has been a leading forum for global automakers, their large and small suppliers, the US EPA and other government entities from around the world to work together to improve the environmental sustainability and business value of the global automotive supply chain, including efforts to advance water stewardship.
Looking forward, several of SP’s member companies are leading action to advance the next-generation of ambitious environmental sustainability goals aspiring to advance positive environmental, economic and community impacts. As the automotive industry continues its work toward these goals, SP is providing a unique forum to facilitate increased OEM and supplier dialogue and collaboration on common definitions, tools and resources to support our members in advancing action on water stewardship across the supply chain.
SP is working to educate automotive suppliers in developing and progressing their water stewardship programs, with support of subject-matter experts from SP member companies as well as government and non-profit collaborators.
Featured Resource: Water Stewardship Action Matrix
The Action Matrix is intended as a first step in helping automotive companies build water stewardship programs. As such it provides the necessary actions to ensure the right data, information and risk assessment processes are in place if and when companies choose to directly mitigate water-related risks and report those actions and outcomes to key external stakeholders.
Featured Resource: Water Stewardship Strategy Framework
The guidance document introduces a strategic framework and industry-driven water stewardship ambition that individual companies in the automotive value chain may align with and act on. The document also identifies key drivers for water stewardship action, highlights why companies in the automotive value chain should address water challenges and opportunities, and identifies potential specific water stewardship outcomes companies can address within their stage of the value chain.
There are a variety of public resources available from government and non-profit sources that may be helpful to educate and assist companies in the automotive value chain with regard to water-related issues including, but not limited to:
Note: The resources listed above are provided for educational purposes only. SP cannot endorse, guarantee or recommend any information, products or services provided by any 3rd party organization listed above, and SP and its member companies make no warranty, expressed or implied, and assume no liability for the resources listed here.