Climate change

ICC statement on water and business

  • 22 March 2018
ICC 2018 statement on business and water

The ICC statement explains why water stewardship matters to business, what companies are already doing and how public and private actors can collaborate further.

World Water Day—taking place each year on 22 March—is a unique opportunity for the international community to focus on the vital importance of water and to commit to taking collective action to ensure its conservation for future generations.

The United Nations (UN), and ICC, as an Observer at the UN General Assembly, has a historic commitment to help ensure access to safe water resources and sanitation. This objective is now enshrined in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including Sustainable Development Goal six (SDG6), which seeks to: “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”.