IWMI is delighted to have become a participant in the United Nations Global Compact which is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with over 8,000 participants based in 135 countries. The Global Compact is a call to align strategies and operations of an organization with universal principles of human rights, labour, environment, anti-corruption and take actions that advance societal goals.

Dr. Sandra Ruckstuhl, Strategic Partnerships Manager at IWMI says “IWMI is excited to join this initiative from two angles. On one side we plan to examine our internal sustainability practices and to reduce our carbon footprint.  And on the other side, as water researchers we aim to support other Global Compact participants as they design, actualize and report on their own sustainability initiatives. It is only natural that we have joined the Compact – IWMI’s history and our mission to promote inclusive growth, climate resilience and food security wholly align with the Compact’s ten principles.  We are eager to participate in this knowledge exchange and to explore solutions with the Global Compact and the CEO Water Mandate.  We are really pleased to have joined the team, and we look forward to the possibilities ahead.”

Photo: Manon Koningstein / IWMI

For more information contact Sandra Ruckstuhl

Statement from Mark Smith, Director General of IWMI
Statement from Mark Smith, Director General