Kurita Water Industries Ltd. (Head Office: Nakano-ku, Tokyo; President: Michiya Kadota; hereinafter "Kurita") is pleased to announce that in July 2020 it joined the Water Resilience Coalition ("WRC") as a Co-Founder.
The WRC is a new organization established under the CEO Water Mandate,1 a United Nations Global Compact initiative.2 It will launch industry-driven initiatives for the preservation of water resources in water-stressed basins3 all over the world.
For more than 70 years since its foundation, Kurita has consistently operated water-related businesses and promoted initiatives to achieve its Corporate Philosophy, which states, "Study the properties of water, master them, and we will create an environment in which nature and man are in harmony." Kurita has decided to be a Co-Founder of the WRC, believing that its purposes and activities conform to its Corporate Philosophy.
As a member of the WRC, the Kurita Group will work to preserve the world's water resources together with other companies and organizations, aiming to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its Corporate Philosophy.
Prior to joining the WRC, Kurita participated in the United Nations Global Compact in June 2020. It also endorsed the CEO Water Mandate in July 2020.
- An initiative to tackle water shortages and water hygiene problems internationally by setting water use targets. It was launched in 2007, and more than 170 companies have endorsed it as of July 2020.
- A global initiative for achieving sustainable growth through voluntary actions taken by companies and organizations in the four areas of human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption. It was launched in 2000, and nearly 15,000 companies and organizations have endorsed it as of July 2020.
- Basins in which the maximum annual water resources available are below 1,700 m3 per person.