Waterworks is totally committed to ensure that all parts of our operations are compliant to UNGC, and with a special focus on the Environment through our potable water disinfection system. Our aim is to contribute globally in removing plastic from the oceans. We are taking on a big task, there are more than 50 000 ships sailing around.
Waterworks is proud to support The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
Principle 2: Make sure that they are not complicit in human right abuses.
Principle 3: Business should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
Principle 4: The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
Principle 5: The effective abolition of child labour.
Principle 6: The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: Business should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
Principle 8: Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
Principle 9: Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Business should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery
Waterworks is proud to support The United Nations Sustainability Development Goals
The SDGs can only be realized with strong global partnerships and cooperation. A successful development agenda requires inclusive partnerships — at the global, regional, national and local levels — built upon principles and values, and upon a shared vision and shared goals placing people and the planet at the centre. Strong international cooperation is needed now more than ever to ensure that countries have the means to recover from the pandemic, build back better and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Waterworks has identified their 5 goals:
• 6 - Clean Drinking Water
• 9 - Sustainable Innovations
• 13 - Contributing to making plastic bottles redundant
• 14 - Reducing plastic in the Oceans
• 17 - Participation in Global Initiatives
IMO/WHO Guide to Ship Sanitation
The Waterworks disinfection system qualifies to the IMO/WHO Guide to Ship Sanitation third edition of 2011.
Excerpts from the Guide:
According to ISO standards, water that has been produced at temperatures below 80°C needs to be disinfected before it can be defined as potable.
Disinfection should be implemented in the water treatment process, ideally in a way that guarantees that all water (including bunkered water) is treated before reaching the potable water tank.
The potable hot-water system, including showerheads, shall be maintained to minimize the growth of pathogenic Mycobacterium or Legionella bacteria. Showerheads should be cleaned and disinfected every six months. Aerators may harbour very high numbers of pathogenic bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Therefore, the aerators should be regularly cleaned and disinfected.