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FRAMEWORK FOR BUSINESS ACTION ON WASH

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What is the framework?The business case for WASH [link to WSUP doc] sets outwhyWASH matters to companies and the benefits of supporting better water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) outcomes in their operations, supply chains and communities where workers live.This framework provides a checklist and guidance forhowthe company can translate good intent, investment and commitment into lasting solutionsHow should I use it?This document should be read as anillustrative framework, which can be adapted to different company contexts and different sectors, rather than a set of prescriptive steps . Companies may use the illustrative framework and its different elements in any way that makes sense, moving between the elements that are most relevant to their company context.[Clicking] on each stage of the framework brings up a ‘checklist’ of considerations to support decision making and actions to take. [Click again] to bring up supporting materials including case studies and guidance that will help companies navigate each stage.The support materials bring together all the relevant guidance and case studies that are currently available, they will be regularly updated as new materials become available and as the WASH4Work initiative progresses. Learning from pilot projects will be documented and further case studies developed in order to fill the gaps in current guidance.Who is it for?The framework is aimed at the person or project manager who has overall responsibility for WASH within a company, they will often be situated within a corporate head quarters.FeedbackPlease share your feedback on the user experience as well as suggestions for improvement for the framework here (wash4work@wateractionhub.org).
DRAFT
UNDERSTAND THE ISSUE
SHARE/LEARN/MODELBEST PRACTICE
DRIVE SYSTEMIC CHANGE AT DISTRICT, NATIONAL AND GLOBAL LEVEL
ASSESS & PRIORITISE AREAS FOR ACTION
DIRECT OPERATIONS
COMMUNITIES
ENGAGE WITH STAKEHOLDERS(TO DEVELOP GOOD POLICIES, TO UNDERSTAND IMPACTS & TO RESPOND TO IMPACTS)
MAKE A COMMITMENT
FEEDBACK LOOPS FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
SUPPLY CHAIN
TAKE ACTION IN MATERIAL AREAS(DIRECT OPERATIONS, SUPPLY CHAIN & COMMUNITIES)
TAKE COLLECTIVE ACTION AT LOCAL LEVEL OF INDUSTRIAL CLUSTER
WASH4WORK FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION
What should we do?
DRAFT
UNDERSTAND THE ISSUE
SHARE/LEARN/MODELBEST PRACTICE
DRIVE SYSTEMIC CHANGE AT DISTRICT, NATIONAL AND GLOBAL LEVEL
ASSESS & PRIORITISE AREAS FOR ACTION
DIRECT OPERATIONS
COMMUNITIES
ENGAGE WITH STAKEHOLDERS(TO DEVELOP GOOD POLICIES, TO UNDERSTAND IMPACTS & TO RESPOND TO IMPACTS)
MAKE A COMMITMENT
FEEDBACK LOOPS FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
SUPPLY CHAIN
TAKE ACTION IN MATERIAL AREAS(DIRECT OPERATIONS, SUPPLY CHAIN, COMMUNITIES)
TAKE COLLECTIVE ACTION AT LOCAL LEVEL
WASH4WORK FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION
What should we do?
HARDWARE:ENSURE APPROPRIATE FACILITIES IN PLACEDEMAND CREATION:SUPPORT BEHAVIOUR CHANGEENSURE SUSTAINABILITY OF INTERVENTION:OPERATION & MAINTENANCE, CAPACITY BUILDING & LOCAL OWNERSHIPMITIGATE AND REMEDIATE NEGATIVE IMPACTS:BY IMPROVING WATER EFFICIENCY, MANAGING POLLUTANTS AND TREATING WASTEWATER.USE LEVERAGETO PROMOTE BETTER WASH ACROSS SUPPLY CHAIN
SHARE REFLECTIONSON CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES TO BUILD A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE.
USE COLLECTIVE VOICEFOR ADVOCACY WITH GOVERNMENTS AND SUPPORT EFFECTIVE REGULATORY REGIMESPOOL RESOURCESAND DEPLOY TO REDUCE CUMULATIVE IMPACT OF INDUSTRIAL USERS ANDTO JOINTLY PROMOTE WASH IN SUPPLIERS’ OPERATIONS
ENCOURAGE & CATALYSEGOVERNMENT AND PEER ACTION THROUGH ADVOCACY & CAPACITY BUILDING
INCLUSIVE STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT INFORMS ALL ACTIONS TO ENSURE MARGINALISED STAKEHODLERS HAVE A VOICE. ENGAGEMENT HELPS BETTER UNDERSTAND CUMULATIVE IMPACTS AND HOW BEST TO ALIGN WITH GOVERNMENT AROUND DELIVERY OF LOCAL PRIORITIES. LIKELY STAKEHOLDERS INCLUDE:INTERNAL CORPORATEDIRECT USERS/EMPLOYEES/SUPPLIERSCOMMUNITIESCIVIL SOCIETYOTHER INDUSTRIAL USERSGOVERNMENTLABOUR ORGANISATIONS
UNDERSTAND HOW YOUR BUSINESS IS IMPACTING WASH FOR WORKERS & COMMUNITIESLOOK AT DELIVERY OF SERVICES FOR DIRECT EMPLOYEESLOOK AT ACCESS OF SERVICES FOR WORKERS IN SUPPLY CHAINS & COMMUNITIESLOOK AT IMPACT OF YOUR BUSINESS’ WATER USE / DISCHARGE ON COMMUNITIESPRIORITISE AREAS FOR ACTION – FOCUSING ACTION WHERE:A) THERE IS MOST RISK TO PEOPLE AND THE BUSINESSSEVERITY OF IMPACTLIKELIHOOD OF IT HAPPENINGB) THE BUSINESS HAS INFLUENCEABILITY TO ACT QUICKLYIN MOST MATERIAL AREAS BASED ON STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION
WHATIS WASH?WHYIS IT GOOD FOR MY BUSINESS?WHEREIS IT A MATERIAL ISSUE?WHATPOLICY EXPECTATIONS SHOULD I BE AWARE OF?WHATARE THE GAPS?
COMMITTO PROVIDE WASH FOR EMPLOYEESSETROBUST POLICIES TO RESPECT HUMAN RIGHT TO WATER AND SANITATIONINTEGRATEWASH PROVISIONS WITHIN INTERNAL SYSTEMSIDENTIFYWHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DELIVERY & ACCOUNTABLE FOR PROGRESS
What should we consider?
DRAFT
UNDERSTAND THE ISSUE
SHARE/LEARN/MODELBEST PRACTICE
DRIVE SYSTEMIC CHANGE AT DISTRICT, NATIONAL AND GLOBAL LEVEL
ASSESS & PRIORITISE AREAS FOR ACTION
DIRECT OPERATIONS
COMMUNITIES
ENGAGE WITH STAKEHOLDERS(TO DEVELOP GOOD POLICIES, TO UNDERSTAND IMPACTS & TO RESPOND TO IMPACTS)
MAKE A COMMITMENT
FEEDBACK LOOPS FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
SUPPLY CHAIN
TAKE ACTION IN MATERIAL AREAS(DIRECT OPERATIONS, SUPPLY CHAIN, COMMUNITIES)
TAKE COLLECTIVE ACTION AT LOCAL LEVEL OF INDUSTRIAL CLUSTER
WASH4WORK FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION
What should we do?
What should we consider?
What support is available?
WBCSD WASH AT THE WORKPLACE PLEDGERESPECTING HUMAN RIGHTS TO WATER & SANITATIONREALISING THE HUMAN RIGHT TO WATER & SANITATION: A HANDBOOK
BUSINESS CASE FOR WASH (FORTHCOMING)GUIDANCE ON THE RIGHT TO WATERWBCSD WASH PLEDGE SELF-ASSESMENT TOOL
WBCSD WASH AT THE WORKPLACE PLEDGE GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR IMPLEMENTATIONWBCSD WASH PLEDGE STEP-BY-STEP IMPLEMENTATION GUIDETOOLS & GUIDANCE FOR OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO ACTION ON WASH IN SUPPLY CHAINSCASE STUDIES
W4W PROBLEM STATEMENTSDGs, ILO GUIDELINESLOCAL OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINESLEGAL REQUIREMENTSBUSINESS CASE FOR WASH (FORTHCOMING)
WATER ACTION HUB
HARDWARE:ENSURE APPROPRIATE FACILITIES IN PLACEDEMAND CREATION:SUPPORT BEHAVIOUR CHANGEENSURE SUSTAINABILITY OF INTERVENTION:OPERATION & MAINTENANCE, CAPACITY BUILDING & LOCAL OWNERSHIPMITIGATE AND REMEDIATE NEGATIVE IMPACTS:BY IMPROVING WATER EFFICIENCY, MANAGING POLLUTANTS AND TREATING WASTEWATER.USE LEVERAGETO PROMOTE BETTER WASH ACROSS SUPPLY CHAIN
SHARE REFLECTIONSON CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES TO BUILD A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE.
USE COLLECTIVE VOICEFOR STRONGER ADVOCACY WITH GOVERNMENTS AND SUPPORTING EFFECTIVE REGULATORY REGIMESPOOL RESOURCESAND DEPLOY TO REDUCE CUMULATIVE IMPACT OF INDUSTRIAL USERS ANDTO JOINTLY PROMOTE WASH IN SUPPLIERS’ OPERATIONS
ENCOURAGE & CATALYSEGOVERNMENT AND PEER ACTION THROUGH ADVOCACY & CAPACITY BUILDING
INCLUSIVE STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT INFORMS ALL ACTIONS TO ENSURE MARGINALISED HAVE A VOICE. ENGAGEMENT HELPS BETTER UNDERSTAND CUMULATIVE IMPACTS AND HOW BEST TO ALIGN WITH GOVERNMENT AROUND DELIVERY OF LOCAL PRIORITIES. LIKELY STAKEHOLDERS INCLUDE:INTERNAL CORPORATEDIRECT USERS/EMPLOYEES/SUPPLIERSCOMMUNITIESCIVIL SOCIETYOTHER INDUSTRIAL USERSGOVERNMENTLABOUR ORGANISATIONS
UNDERSTAND HOW YOUR BUSINESS IS IMPACTING WASH FOR WORKERS & COMMUNITIESLOOK AT DELIVERY OF SERVICES FOR DIRECT EMPLOYEESLOOK AT ACCESS OF SERVICES FOR WORKERS IN SUPPLY CHAINS & COMMUNITIESLOOK AT IMPACT OF YOUR BUSINESS’ WATER USE / DISCHARGE ON COMMUNITIESPRIORITISE AREAS FOR ACTION – FOCUSING ACTION WHERE:A) THERE IS MOST RISK TO PEOPLE AND THE BUSINESSSEVERITY OF IMPACTLIKELIHOOD OF AN IT HAPPENINGB) THE BUSINESS HAS INFLUENCEABLE TO ACT MORE QUICKLYIN MOST MATERIAL AREAS BASED ON STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION
WHATIS WASH?WHYIS THIS GOOD FOR MY BUSINESS?WHEREIS IT A MATERIAL ISSUE?WHATPOLICY EXPECTATIONS SHOULD I BE AWARE OF?WHATARE THE GAPS?
COMMITTO PROVIDE WASH FOR EMPLOYEESSETROBUST POLICIES TO RESPECT HUMAN RIGHT TO WATER AND SANITATIONINTEGRATEWASH PROVISIONS WITHIN INTERNAL SYSTEMSIDENTIFYWHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DELIVERY & ACCOUNTABLE FOR PROGRESS
DRAFT
WATER ACTION HUBCEO WATER MANDATE

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