About the SWC
The Sustainable Water Council was formed with the intention of protecting our most precious resource – water. We aim to fundamentally shift how business approaches and develops solutions to water sustainability challenges, and ultimately drive consumer attitudes towards sustainable purchasing decisions.
We propose a new way of thinking about water sustainability through the SWC Standard for Sustainable Water Practice. The Standard follows a holistic approach informed by expertise in a range of fields including sustainability science, finance, legal, risk management, compliance, and marketing.
The SWC is the body ultimately responsible for granting membership certification to businesses following independent assessment by accredited assessors.
Develop and maintain a standard which brings water sustainability to the fore of consumer, producer, and business consciousness.
Encourage business to adopt sustainable water practices.
Share our growing knowledge of water best practice with all members, partners and broader stakeholder groups, realising that business needs to come together to provide meaningful solutions to our long-term water sustainability challenges.
Promote long-term water sustainability by funding education, training, empowerment and sustainability initiatives.
What sets us apart
We marry the needs of business with sustainability goals in a mutually beneficial approach
We provide a strong business case for compliance with the Standard whilst ensuring that members implement water sustainability measures
Our evaluation approach minimises cost and complexity and is accessible to businesses of all types and sizes
We provide a platform for immediate and meaningful change whilst driving consumer behaviour towards sustainable choices