ITC Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division - Alliance for Water Stewardship

Alliance for Water Stewardship

ITC PSPD’s Unit Kovai is the first site in India and only the second in the world to be awarded this certification based on international benchmarks in water stewardship.
Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) is a global membership collaboration comprising businesses, NGOs and the public sector. The AWS Standard offers a credible, globally applicable framework for major water users to understand their own water use and impacts, and to work collaboratively and transparently with others for sustainable water management with catchment area.
Implementation of the Standard enables the user to achieve good water stewardship practices which improve the site water performance and contribute to sustainability in catchment area.
AWS standard is built around six steps to cover the unit and the catchment.
  1. Commit to water stewardship
  2. Gather and understand water-related data
  3. Create a water stewardship plan
  4. Implement their plan
  5. Evaluate performance
  6. Communicate progress with stakeholders
Industries which pursued AWS certification are Food & Beverages, Textiles, Agriculture/Plantation, Water utilities Electronics & Semiconductors, Chemicals.
ITC PSPD’s Unit Kovai is the First Paper Mill in the world to achieve platinum rating – the highest rating – under the Alliance for Water Stewardship standards.
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