Join the CEO Water Mandate

As a UN Global Compact participant, you understand the critical need to ensure access to water and sanitation around the world. To help your business adopt better water stewardship practices, we invite you to join the CEO Water Mandate.

How the CEO Water Mandate can help your company

The CEO Water Mandate can assist you in developing, implementing and disclosing your water sustainability policies and practices. It will enable your company to share best and emerging practices and to forge multi-stakeholder partnerships to address water challenges found in river basins around the world.

Six Core Elements of the CEO Water Mandate

  1. Direct Operations
  2. Supply Chain and Watershed Management
  3. Collective Action
  4. Public Policy
  5. Community Engagement
  6. Transparency

Endorsing the CEO Water Mandate gives you the opportunity to contribute to the vision of the UN Global Compact and the realization of sustainable development. The Mandate is an initiative of the UN Global Compact – implemented in partnership with the Pacific Institute – and is a special programme of the UN Secretary-General.

How to join


  1. Your company must be a UN Global Compact participant or intend to become one within six months
  2. Your CEO or equivalent must commit to the Mandate’s six core elements
  3. You’ll need to report annually on progress toward these elements

Companies wishing to deepen their commitment to water stewardship may also be interested in joining the Mandate’s Water Resilience Coalition. This initiative, launched for World Water Day 2020, aims to elevate global water resilience to the top of the corporate agenda and preserve the world’s freshwater resources through collective action in water-stressed basins and ambitious, quantifiable commitments

To learn more about joining the CEO Water Mandate, visit the CEO Water Mandate website.

From our Library

  • News



    View the Full List in Who’s Involved
    Name Sector Country
    Coway Co., Ltd. Household Goods & Home Construction Korea, Republic of
    Royal Philips NV Medical equipment and services; Health care providers Netherlands
    Eskom Electricity South Africa
    INEOS Chemicals Switzerland
    Culligan International Diversified United States of America

    Our Partners

    • Pacific Institute