Water in our supply chain
The exposure of our supply chain to water risk is part of our audit program. To prioritize engagement with our suppliers we identify so called 'risk supplier' based on turnover and geographical location. Suppliers in regions that are currently, or could potentially, be impacted by water risk are required to report on their water use, risks and management. For example, in 2014 our work with the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) in China, that publishes a map of Chinese factories linked to water and air pollution, led to the effective problem solving of a case of water pollution at a supplier in Guangdong province, China.