External stakeholders, including customers, investors, and NGOs, are increasingly interested in how chemical manufacturing companies are managing water resources in the communities where they operate. And chemical companies are working to demonstrate that they are responsible stewards of water resources.
Traditionally, water management at chemical facilities has focused primarily on operational efficiency and compliance with facility water permits and other regulations. Today, facilities also are addressing broader issues, including regional effects of climate change on local water sources, along with competing demands for water due to population growth, nearby industries, and increased production.
To address these broader issues, ACC collaborated with nonprofit organization The Water Council, to develop a Water Body Risk Assessment (WBRA) framework to help ACC member companies identify and consider potential actions they can take to address and mitigate water-related risks.