Ranking water transparency of Dutch stock-listed companies

Marissa H. Linneman, Arjen Ysbert Hoekstra, Wouter Berkhout

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Abstract

A growing world population, changing consumption patterns and climate change are affecting water demands, water scarcity and water quality worldwide, while at present, few companies are incorporating good water stewardship. In order to create awareness on this issue and provide an incentive for companies to improve the water performance in their operations and supply chain, a method for ranking companies based on their water transparency has been developed. The method consists of a checklist that can be completed on the basis of information from annual reports, sustainability reports and websites of companies. This is the first time a ranking of companies regarding water transparency has been carried out. Results show that there are large differences in transparency between and within sectors and that companies are reporting more about their operations than their supply chain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4341-4359
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Linneman, Marissa H. ; Hoekstra, Arjen Ysbert ; Berkhout, Wouter. / Ranking water transparency of Dutch stock-listed companies. In: Sustainability (Switzerland). 2015 ; Vol. 7, No. 4. pp. 4341-4359.
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