Corporate Water Footprint (ISO 14046)

The corporate water footprint refers to the amount of fresh water required to produce a good or service in the entire supply chain.

The water footprint includes all life-cycle processes, including the processing of the raw material and the amount of water used in the production process, as well as the consumer’s use stage. The water footprint consists of three components: blue, green, and gray. These components include the amount of fresh water used directly, the amount of precipitation falling on the plant area, and the amount of fresh water required for assimilation of pollutants removed within the wastewater.

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The water footprint includes all life-cycle processes, including the processing of the raw material and the amount of water used in the production process, as well as the consumer’s use stage. The water footprint consists of three components: blue, green, and gray. These components include the amount of fresh water used directly, the amount of precipitation falling on the plant area, and the amount of fresh water required for assimilation of pollutants removed within the wastewater.

While calculating the Corporate Water Footprint, the following steps are followed

Data Collection

During the data collection process, the necessary data of the company is collected through the data template we have prepared as Metsims. In this process, the Metsims team provides the necessary support.

Calculation

After collecting the data, Metsims Sustainability Consulting calculates with SimaPro as well as with inventory analysis in accordance with ISO 14046 standards for your product and activities.

Assessment

After the calculations, hot spots are determined and evaluated as a result of the water footprint of the company.

Verification

The calculation made may optionally be subject to verification by independent third parties to be determined by the company. During the process, the Metsims team is always available to correct any shortcomings.

Corporate Water Footprint

The blue water footprint is the total volume of underground and surface water resources needed to produce a good or service. Indicates the volume of fresh water consumed, used and subsequently evaporated or incorporated into the product. Also included is water drawn from underground or watershed and then discharged into another basin or sea.

The green water footprint is the volume of rainwater consumed during the production process.

The grey water footprint is defined as the volume of freshwater that is required to assimilate the load of pollutants based on natural background concentrations and existing ambient water quality standards.

Corporate water footprint is implemented to stand out in terms of social responsibility, legal obligation, supplier demand and marketing strategies and increasing company reputation. In this way, companies evaluate their water use and determine future strategies such as reducing the environmental impact caused by water use and increasing efficiency at the product or institution level.

Water footprint is defined as one of the infrastructure of LCA methods and tools and is calculated in accordance with ISO 14046 standard.

You can contact our team to listen to our success stories on corporate water footprint consultancy and get information.

You can contact our team to listen to our success stories on corporate water footprint consultancy and get information.

Corporate Water Footprint

Meet our Corporate Water Footprint Consultants

Ali Rüzgar

Sustainability Senior Advisor

Gülbahar Korkusuz

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Furkan Can Akalın

Sustainability Consultant

Ali Rüzgar

Sustainability Senior Advisor

Gülbahar Korkusuz

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Furkan Can Akalın

Sustainability Consultant

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