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Three steps all businesses should take on water management

Businesses could benefit from taking a three-pronged approach to fast-track effective water management strategies, a sustainability expert has said.

The amount of water used per unit of production has fallen by 22% since 2007 among members of FHC

Food and drink manufacturers reap rewards of water reduction

Members of the food and drink manufacturing industry have saved more than £2m in the purchase of water alone between 2012 and 2013, with collective water reductions of 1.35 million m3.

US manufacturer Mosaic Company is operating on more than 90% water and is now helping other businesses to reduce their consumption

US manufacturer works with energy firm to cut water by 20m litres per day

Nutrient producer Mosaic Company has made significant progress in its water conservation efforts during the past 12 months, with its main fertilizer production facility now operating on more than 90% recycled water.

There is around 54 million litres of unused paints being stored across the country

Easter holiday recycling scheme aims to cut mounting unused paint

Householders are being urged to clear surplus paint from sheds, garages and cupboards over the Easter weekend as part of a nationwide recycling scheme.

The UN says roughly 75% of all industrial water withdrawals are used for energy production

UN leaders put water and energy demand top of global development agenda

United Nations (UN) leaders have highlighted the risks associated with the growing relationship between water and energy in the run up to World Water Day (Saturday 22 March).

Interface operating Dutch facility on 100% renewable energy

Carpet tile manufacturer Interface has achieved a series of sustainability milestones at its European manufacturing facility in Scherpenzeel, the Netherlands.

Bales of used cans enter the shredder at Novelis plant in Oswego, NY

Novelis on track to meet 2020 water reduction target

Global aluminium company Novelis has reduced its water-use intensity by 16% from 2007-2009 average levels, putting it on track to achieve its 25% reduction target by 2020.

In addition to eliminating water use, Nike's ColorDry process reduces dyeing time by 40% and energy use by around 60%

Nike helps reshape dyeing industry with new waterfree facility

Nike has today opened a waterfree dyeing facility in Taiwan that eliminates the use of water and process chemicals from fabric dyeing.

It's definitely a case of 'glass half full' when it comes to Diageo's water reduction efforts

Diageo improves water efficiency despite production increase

Beverage company Diageo has improved water efficiency throughout its operations by 1.5% and reduced the volume of water wasted in water-stressed locations by 7%, according to the company's 2013 sustainability report.

Colgate-Palmolive on track to meet 2015 water reduction target

Major toothpaste company Colgate-Palmolive has achieved a 30% reduction in water use per tonne of product, mainly through improving its assessment of water use at its manufacturing sites.

Tadcaster brewery toasted for its water efficiency

The UK's largest brewer, Molson Coors, has been applauded by the Environment Agency (EA) in reducing water usage and becoming more socially responsible.

Water waste is falling at the Scottish Leather Group thanks to its new ultrafiltration plant

Scottish Leather Group reduces water waste with ultrafiltration plant

The Scottish Leather Group has reduced its water waste following the installation of a ultrafiltration plant at the company's Bridge of Weir site in Scotland.

Severn Trent Costain md Wayne Earp (left) and commercial director Rob Flinn

Severn Trent partners with Costain to target industrial water users

The joint venture between the water company and the engineering firm will form what it hopes will be a one-stop shop for high volume water users.

Reckitt Benckiser beats emissions reduction target

Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has beaten its lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target of 20% by 2020 - eight-years ahead of schedule.

PepsiCo applauded for off-grid water ambition

Plans by PepsiCo to take its largest manufacturing factories off the water grid by 2018 have been singled out by a leading environmental think tank as an example of best practice.

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H&M aims for sustainable 'fast-fashion'

High street fashion powerhouse H&M is ramping up its commitment to become a 'fast-fashion' eco leader with its latest report showing impressive reductions in water, energy and waste.

Sunlight reveals water and energy savings

Textile rental and laundering services Sunlight has revealed it reduced its annual water usage by 50% and carbon emissions by 21.5% in 2011, against a 2005 baseline.

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Ford reveals major investment in water reduction

Car manufacturing giant Ford has revealed that it has invested Euro2.3m in its five-year water reduction strategy.

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Ford aims to cut water usage by a third by 2015

Car manufacturing giant Ford has unveiled an "aggressive" new water strategy which aims to cut water usage per vehicle built by 30% in 2015, compared with a 2009 baseline.

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