September 3, 2020
Dr. Zehra Waheed, Assistant Professor, Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) and Director, Centre for Business and Society, recently authored a landmark case study, ‘Implementing the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard - Nestlé Sheikhupura, Pakistan’, which was co-authored with Sohaib Waseem, WWF Pakistan, and Maheen Malik, Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), Pakistan.
In recognition of the unique contributions of this case study, a webinar, Spotlight on Pakistan: Learning from Nestlé's first AWS certification in the world, has been organised. Speakers at the event will include:
• Nusrat Gill, Chief of Environment & Climate Change, Planning & Development Board, Government of Punjab, Pakistan
• Muaaz Aqeel, Water Expert & Senior Project Engineer, Sheikhupura Factory, Nestlé Pakistan
• Dr. Zehra Waheed, Assistant Professor of Operations & Project, Management at Suleman Dawood, School of Business, LUMS
• Maheen Malik, Country Coordinator, AWS Pakistan
• Adrian Sym, CEO, AWS
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm
To register for the webinar, please click here
About the Case Study
The important case study illustrates an emerging new paradigm in business, one driven by a water standard. In an operating environment such as the one in Pakistan, where there is little or no policy, or regulation-driven change, responsible practice from industry tends to be driven by the need for cost-effectiveness and improved management of reputational and environmental risk.
This case study takes readers through the process of adoption of a global standard that improves awareness and management of issues related to water stress, and in turn is pivotal in developing a wider understanding of where drivers of change lie, in addition to presenting proven adoption processes within the specific Pakistani context.
The case study is available through the AWS website, here.
The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) is a global collaboration comprising businesses, NGOs and the public sector around the world. AWS members contribute to the sustainability of local water-resources through adoption and promotion of a universal framework for the sustainable use of water. The International Water Stewardship Standard (or AWS Standard) drives, recognises and rewards good water stewardship performance. It also helps improve performance in five key areas:
• Improved water governance
• Sustainable water balance
• Good water quality
• Healthy status of important water-related areas
• Access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for all