Terms of reference: Request for proposals on Supply Chain WASH

WaterAid is seeking proposals to (i) develop strong case studies on the approaches progressive companies have taken on WASH in supply chains, and (ii) explore the opportunity to integrate WASH into voluntary certification schemes.

25 Oct 2016

Terms of Reference_Request for Proposals_Supply Chain WASH Increasing access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) is central to meeting global development goals on poverty, health, education, and economic growth. The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provides a framework for all sectors to take action towards these goals.

Over the past five years, initiatives, research, guidance, and tools have been developed that help the corporate sector implement WASH practices in their operations and supply chains. This has led to increased interest and actions from many companies, but up until now these efforts have focused mainly on interventions in their own operations. When moving into their supply chains, most companies face challenges regarding how to effectively advance WASH.

WaterAid, working with the CEO Water Mandate and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development are jointly commissioning a proposal to address two specific needs:(i) the development of case studies profiling companies’ interventions on WASH in supply chains; and (ii) integration of WASH into voluntary certification schemes. The three organisations have decided to commission a consultant to look at these two areas.

Expressions of interest are sought by 13 November 2016

This work is supported by the HSBC Water Programme.


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