BASF adopts water stewardship standard

13th February 2012


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Global chemical company BASF has announced it will implement the European Water Partnership's stewardship standard at all its sites in "water-stressed locations" by 2020

The announcement followed the firm’s six-month pilot of the water sustainability standard at its Verbund site in Germany.

The standard, which was officially launched in November 2011, was created to help organisations monitor and improve their water usage, examining in particular: sustainable water extraction, pollution, biodiversity, and water management.

In a statement confirming its wider adoption of the water stewardship standard, BASF said it was driven in part by increasing requests from stakeholders to provide more information on its water use, along with a desire to ensure ongoing access to a crucial resource.


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