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Water Consumption

Reduce global water use by an additional 10%, indexed to sales. Engage 100% of water-stressed/scarce communities where 3M manufactures on community-wide approaches to water management. 

Albertsons Companies

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As we work to make our operations more efficient, we understand the need to work toward reducing the overall environmental footprint of our business. It is critical that we achieve business growth while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and use of other important resources.

Amy's Kitchen, Inc.

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We employ water, energy, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol standards, and waste reduction efforts in our kitchens and offices.

Anheuser-Busch InBev

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[By 2025] 100% of our communities in high-stress areas will have measurably improved water availability and quality.

We work to minimize the water we use, especially in areas of elevated water risk.

Once we have minimized our water use, we look to alternative sources to help reduce freshwater withdrawals, including recycled water, reclaimed water, and rainwater harvesting.

We‘re looking to restore water resources in the most critical regions in which we operate.

Barilla America

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Barilla Group makes continuous efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of its production processes by managing and monitoring the energy resources used at its plants, the greenhouse gases emitted, and their water consumption and waste production.

Barilla sets up projects designed to encourage the reduction of waste production and the recovery of waste material instead of its disposal. Careful management of the production process and methods of processing of raw materials have enabled Barilla to reduce its waste production compared with the previous year, despite an increase in production volumes

Beiersdorf AG

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We understand water as a precious and vital resource and consistently seek optimization potentials across all company processes and areas to reduce our water consumption and therefore our water requirement.

Best Buy Co., Inc.

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As with other environmental resources, we seek to minimize our impact through building design, operational monitoring and usage reduction programs.

CVS Health

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Reduce water use in retail operations for new construction by 20% by 2020.

Campbell Soup Company

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Reduce water use by 20 percent by fiscal 2025

Water is one of the most precious natural resources we have on Earth, and we’re committed to reducing our overall consumption.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

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Reduce global process water and/or wastewater by 25% by 2022 using 2016 as baseline.

Cisco Systems Inc.

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However, water consumption is still an important area of focus for Cisco because some of our facilities are located in regions where water rights and usage are a concern, including our headquarters in San Jose, California.

Clorox Company, The

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In 2012, we set a goal to cut our water usage another 20 percent (per case of product sold) by 2020 versus 2011 base year.

Coca-Cola Company, The

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By 2020, improve water efficiency in manufacturing operations by 25%.

Safely return to communities and nature an amount of water equivalent to what we use in our finished beverages and their production.

Colgate-Palmolive Company

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2015 -2020 Strategy:

• Reduce our manufacturing water intensity by half compared to 2002.

• Replenish water withdrawn in highly stressed regions

• Increase supplier participation in our water stewardship program

• Partner with local and global organizations to bring clean water to underserved areas of the world

• Promote water conservation awareness to all our global consumers

Danone North America

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60% of water consumption intensity reduction by 2020.

2020 Goal: Reduce our water use in water-stressed regions by 20 percent.

Reduce water use through a 50% improvement in water use efficiency [by 2020]

Equip our suppliers with tools to protect water resources in the most water-stressed locations [by 2020].

Disney Consumer Products

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By 2018, maintain potable water consumption at 2013 levels at existing sites. Develop Water Conservation plans for new sites.


Dunkin' Brands, Inc.

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Map water use for our corporate facilities for 2017 and 2018 in our corporate facilities and design water reduction strategies to implement by the end of 2020.


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By 2020, keep HQ water consumption at 2016 levels, while growing the number of employees in Boulder.

Estée Lauder Companies, The

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Although most of our facilities are neither water intensive nor located in water-stressed areas, we strive to use water efficiently.

Ford Motor Company

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Save an additional 30 percent of water from our manufacturing between 2015 and 2020.

Engage with our supply chain to understand its carbon and water footprints.

Work with selected suppliers to reduce our collective environmental footprint by encouraging target setting and sharing best practices for energy and water use reductions.

General Electric

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We are measuring progress through our 2020 commitments to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and freshwater use by 20%, from the 2011 baseline.

General Mills, Inc.

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Reduce water use by 1% annually [in General Mills-owned production facilities]


General Motors

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2020 Operational Commitment: Reduce water intensity by 15 percent (M3/vehicle)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

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In our own operations, we aim to reduce water consumption wherever possible, predominantly in data center cooling.

We are focused on reducing our consumption in water-scarce regions where HPE operates.

We strongly encourage our production suppliers (materials, components, and assembly providers) to set goals, thoroughly track, and transparently report their water consumption.

Home Depot

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In 2017, we committed to helping customers save 250 billion gallons of water by 2020 through the purchase and proper use of WaterSense-approved products.

Honeywell International

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Honeywell strategically targets water conservation projects in areas that are experiencing “water stress” as defined by the World Resources Institute.

In 2016, IBM established a new water conservation goal to achieve year-to-year reductions in water withdrawals at 45 data centers and other large IBM facilities located in water-stressed regions.

By August 2020, become water positive by promoting water stewardship throughout our value chain. Contributing, with others, to improved water management in water stressed areas where we operate, focusing on both water use and water quality and helping people to have access to clean water.

Intel Corporation

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Reduce water use per chip below 2010 levels by 2020.

Restore 100% of our global water use by 2025.

J. M. Smucker Company, The

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Reduce water use intensity by 15 percent [by 2020]

Johnson & Johnson

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2020 Goal: Conduct a comprehensive water risk assessment at 100 percent of manufacturing/R&D locations, and implement resource protection plans at the high-risk sites.

Kao USA, Inc.

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2020 targets for reduction rate for water usage, per unit of sales, relative to FY2005:

  • All Kao Group plants and offices
  • 40% Consumer products in Japan, during product use: 30%

Kellogg Company, The

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By 2020, implement water reuse projects in 25% of our plants.

By 2020, reduce our water use by an additional 15% (per metric ton of food produced, from our 2015 performance).

Keurig Dr Pepper

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2020 Target: Restore 100% of the water used in our brewed beverages. 


Kimberly-Clark Corporation

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We will continue to invest in reducing our absolute water use in these operations with water targets customized to the local situations…

Kroger Co., The

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Kroger will reduce water consumption by 5% by 2020 in its supermarkets, using 2015 as a baseline year.

Kroger Manufacturing sets annual goals to reduce water usage intensity by 3% (water consumption per unit produced) across all our plants.

LG Electronics

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LG Electronics aims to reduce 20% of (intensity) water use by 2020 compared to the base year 2007.

Lamb Weston

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To conserve one of our most critical resources, Lamb Weston’s goal is to reduce water use by 20% per pound.


Lowe’s is committed to exploring opportunities to reduce waste, carbon emissions and energy and water use throughout our operations.

Mars, Incorporated

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Cut unsustainable water use in our value chain in half by 2025, with an ultimate aim to eliminate water use in excess of sustainable levels in our value chain.

Improve water efficiency at water stressed sites by 15% by 2020.


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In the U.S., we operate an environmental sustainability program, US 20×2020 By Design. The program aims to reduce energy and water by 20% by 2020, using innovative strategies in the design of new restaurants. These include LED lighting, low oil-volume fryers, high-efficiency hand dryers, toilets and faucets, and low-spray valves.


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We’re focused on increasing our understanding of water-related risks and business impacts and how those affect the communities we serve.

Mondelez International

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Reduce water use by 10% at priority locations where water is most scarce [by 2020 vs. 2013 baseline]

Nestlé USA

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By 2020: Implement detailed guidelines on human rights to water and sanitation due diligence in all Nestlé markets and key agricultural supply chains.

By 2020: Reduce direct water withdrawals per tonne of product in every product category to achieve an overall reduction of 35% since 2010.

By 2020: Carry out 40 new Water Resource Reviews (WRRs) in selected manufacturing facilities and all greenfield sites.

By 2020: Implement 10 new water stewardship initiatives in selected locations, with specific focus on high‑priority manufacturing facilities. .

Nike Inc.

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Innovate and adopt new approaches to reduce water in our supply chain, with 20 percent reduction in freshwater use in textile dyeing and finishing per unit of production [by 2020]

We set an ambitious goal: double our business while halving our environmental impact – an environmental moonshot…. We charted an actionable roadmap to cut unneeded uses of carbon, water and conroversial chemistry. We set milestones for ourselves, agreeing to check our progress in 2025.

PVH Corp.

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Our commitment: Safeguard and preserve water resources to ensure the continuity and quality of water supply for our business and the community.


Panera Bread

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At Panera, we’ve made an effort to reduce our water usage across our operations.

Improve the water-use efficiency of our direct agricultural supply chain by 15% in high-water-risk sourcing areas by 2025.

Build on the 25% improvement in water-use-efficiency achieved to date with an additional 25% improvement by 2025, with a focus on manufacturing operations in high-water-risk areas.

Replenish 100% of the water we consume in manufacturing operations located in high-water-risk areas, and ensure that such replenishment takes place in the same watershed where the extraction has occurred.

Maximize water reuse in high-water risk areas

Procter & Gamble

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By 2030] P&G sites will deliver a 35% increase in water efficiency and source at least five billion liters of water from circular sources.

[By 2030] Advance at least 10 significant supply chain partnerships to drive circularity on climate, water or waste

Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB)

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Our 2020 goal: 1/3 less water impact per dose of product [including use by consumer]

Our 2020 goal [for manufacturing]: 35% water reduction per unit of production since 2012

Scotts Miracle-Gro

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Protecting water – both the quality and quantity available – continues to be a priority consideration for our research and development scientists. 

Seventh Generation

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Assuring that 100% of our value chain water use is sustainable by 2020

We have set a water reduction target for the U.S., and actively identify and implement water reduction opportunities in our operations.

Starbucks Coffee Company

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We’re developing a new global store verification program to drive innovation, sustainability and efficiencies throughout our store portfolio. The program will include building standards for new and remodeled stores, along with performance standards for all stores in energy and water efficiency, waste reduction and partner engagement. With our goal of 10,000 greener retail stores by 2025, we hope to truly leverage our scale for good and deliver on our ambition to become the world’s largest green retailer.

Subway Restaurants

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We will continue to research in-restaurant investments that optimize water usage, as well as work with farmers worldwide to share best practices in water management techniques. 


We ask growers and processors to measure all water used in irrigating and processing fruit and vegetables.

Furthermore, when we move into existing properties, as part of the design process, our Design teams consider ways to improve energy efficiency and water conservation and to develop recycling infrastructure.

Although our business operations are not water intensive, we believe reducing water usage is consistent with both our low-cost operating philosophy and our commitment to environmental sustainability.

Drive energy and water efficiency in our own operations and in our supply chain

Drive sustainable water stewardship in Target owned-brand product design and manufacturing.

By 2025, absolute water reduction by 15 percent in stores, distribution centers and headquarters locations.

By 2022, we will improve water efficiency in textile dyeing and finishing factories located in priority watersheds by 15 percent.

By 2025, we will design 100 percent of garment washed owned-brand apparel utilizing water saving design principles.

Tyson Foods, Inc.

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Achieve a 12% reduction in water use intensity by 2020.

U.S. Postal Service

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Reduce water consumption intensity 36% by 2025 (gal/GSF) relative to a 2007 baseline


Minimize energy, water, and material use in our facilities through design, maintenance, and multi-client use.


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Halve the water associated with consumer use of our products by 2020

By 2020, water abstraction by our global factory network will be at or below 2008 levels, despite significantly higher volumes. This represents a reduction of around 40% per tonne of production. Versus a 1995 baseline, this represents a 78% reduction per tonne of production and a 65% absolute reduction. We will focus in particular on factories in water-scarce locations.

We will reduce the water required in the laundry process by providing 50 million households in water-scarce countries with laundry products that deliver excellent results but use less water by 2020. We will develop comprehensive plans with our suppliers and partners to reduce the water used to grow our crops in water-scarce countries.

Verizon Wireless

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2025 Goal: 5% reduction (vs. 2016 baseline)

Walgreens Boots Alliance

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We are working on initiatives and collaborations to address consumer water use and quality.

Gain increasing visibility over the next 10 years into key metrics regarding yields, water usage, and GHG in food supply chains.

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