An initiative aimed at helping businesses manage their water issues better has been granted funding worth £150,000.
The cash will be used by the Business in the Community’s Water Taskforce – which was set up last year – to create a network of organisations in an effort to boost collaboration and share knowledge across industry.
Companies including Nestle, Greggs and Heineken have signed up to the ‘Water Stewardship in Food Supply Chains Project’.
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), which announced the funding, hopes the initiative will encourage positive action among businesses on issues including pollution, water supplies and flood risk.
Water Minister Dan Rogerson said: “Across the country, many individual businesses are doing great things to help protect water quality and the environment. We believe businesses working together and sharing best practice is crucial to encourage others to do the same.”