The Water Council is pleased to announce Sloan, a global manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems based in Franklin Park, Illinois, has signed onto The Water Council’s WAVE program.
Sloan is the first company to initiate the program since its formal launch in February. WAVE will help Sloan improve its enterprise-level water stewardship performance and public reporting, concluding with independent verification of its progress.
“Water is earth’s most precious resource, and it’s important to understand and prioritize our water risks and shared water challenges in order to become better stewards,” said Patrick Boyle, Sloan director of sustainability. “Sloan’s historic partnership with The Water Council’s WAVE program provides us with an exciting opportunity to lead by example by communicating our corporate water stewardship efforts.”
The Water Council, an internationally acclaimed nonprofit dedicated to freshwater innovation, has helped companies of all sizes and industries improve water stewardship. It created the WAVE program to help businesses anywhere in the world address water on an enterprise level, moving beyond non-contextual water management targets to develop meaningful strategies, goals and actions.
Through WAVE, participating companies learn about their water uses, impacts and risks; approve a corporate water stewardship policy; prioritize sites where water-related risks can be mitigated; and communicate a corporate action plan, goals and timeline.
Their efforts are then independently verified by SCS Global Services, an international leader in third-party sustainability verification. Verified companies can confidently state they are credibly and strategically addressing water challenges and opportunities where it matters most.
“Sloan is a market leader and global influencer when it comes to sustainability, and we’re proud to welcome them as the first official WAVE client,” said Dean Amhaus, The Water Council president and CEO. “We designed WAVE to benefit a variety of companies, whether you’re just starting on your water stewardship journey or already addressing water risks like Sloan.”
As a water technology company, Sloan has prioritized water stewardship and sustainability since its founding in 1906. The company joined The Water Council in 2011, and in 2021, it certified its Franklin Park headquarters to the International Water Stewardship Standard. Participation in WAVE will help Sloan expand on that work and strategically address water stewardship across all its sites and its supply chain.
Prior to WAVE’s launch in February, The Water Council pilot tested the program with A. O. Smith Corporation, Badger Meter, Nutrien and Watts Water Technologies.