Following COP26, brassware manufacturer Methven is urging businesses to get ahead of anticipated net zero-targets for water.
The UN recently predicted there will be a 40% shortfall in freshwater resources by 2030 and during the Climate Change Conference world leaders discussed an environmental pledge focusing on saving water.
While much of the discussions to date for companies and governments to move to net-zero has mostly focused on greenhouse gas emissions, there is now a wave of net-zero pledges focused on water usage.
This follows the Government’s 25-Year Environment Plan, outlined by Environment Secretary George Eustice, which includes mandatory water efficiency labels and reduction of personal water use to 110 litres in all new homes.
CEO for Methven UK Martin Walker commented: “We’re starting to see a shift within all industries on the way in which we respond to climate change, and while carbon has been at the forefront of those conversations, we are encouraged to see that water efficiency is now gaining prevalence within these discussions.
“Businesses are now looking inward at their water usage as well as exploring how they can encourage their end users to save water.
“As a manufacturer we are committed to working with companies, architects and specifiers to provide products that allow them to achieve the highest levels of water sustainability.”