Hello there. I'm Sustainability Lou and my job at innocent is to work with people across our business to ensure we're all working as sustainably as we possibly can.
This year, my number one priority is water.
At the moment I'm having to do some pretty tricky sums in order to calculate the water footprint of our smoothies; involving quite a lot of head scratching, pencil chewing and some fairly hefty spreadsheets.
So why all the hard sums? Well, we all know water is a precious resource which is increasingly scarce in many regions of the world, including several parts of the UK. By working out how much water we use as a business, from farm to fridge, we can both improve our water management practices and also identify and protect the regions in our supply chain displaying the greatest water stress.
If you fancy having a go at working out your own water footprint for yourself or the place you work, check out the Water Footprint Network website here. Alternatively, there are some great tips on how to reduce your own personal footprint here.
Soon as I've done all my sums and figured out how to put them into Excel, I'll let you know what our water footprint at innocent is and how we plan to make our water shoe size that bit smaller.
Bye for now,