The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) members are proactively engaged in assessing and addressing water-related risks. They are as well advising and are actively involved in the development of a paperboard specific industry add-on to the WWF Water Risk Filter (WRF).
This tool, developed by the WWF (the Global Conservation Organization) and DEG (the German Development Finance Institution), is designed to help companies and investors to ask the right questions about water – to assess and mitigate potential risks. The WRF is designed to be easy to use, yet robust in the results that are generated. The aim of the development is to help companies globally in formulating mitigation strategies to drive down hazards and to better respond to water issues – and by doing so, become better water stewards. Initiated in 2010, the tool development is now in its fourth phase, partnering with DEG.
Stora Enso’s Skoghall Mill in Sweden was chosen as one of the pilot facilities for a test application of the newly developed company questionnaire of the Water Risk Filter for the pulp and paper industry.