Water and resilient business: the critical role of water, sanitation and hygiene in a changing climate

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Climate change, Water, Partnerships
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In a climate-stressed world, we are calling on companies to invest in WASH in the workplace, the supply chains and the communities in which workers live to ensure a prosperous workforce and robust, sustainable businesses.

Extreme and unpredictable weather impacts on people's access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, particularly in poorer countries. For the private sector, this poses a dire and growing threat to the health of its people, its resilience and its sustainability.

We are collaborating with businesses to empower them to play an active role in protecting and expanding
access to safe and sustainable WASH services all along the supply chain – for workers, consumers and

In the face of climate change, we can work together to put WASH at the centre of your business strategy to ensure continuity and future prosperity. Protecting and managing WASH services helps communities and businesses manage the worst effects of climate change in a practical and effective way.

Read our briefing note to learn more about why investing in WASH is good for business, the four areas of risk and what you can do to take action.