4. Water

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4.0 Background

The Unilever Sustainable Agriculture Code sets out practices that should be in place in our operations or those of our suppliers.

This section aims to provide growers and suppliers with some general principles for good water management, and practical advice on how to achieve the practices listed in the Code. It includes systems and technologies that are available and relevant, with some detail of the circumstances in which they might be useful.

Dairy Guidance

Key Issues in dairy

  • Water pollution (effluent run-off, manure, silage, milk-house waste, urine and faeces)
  • Water use efficiency (wash down, milk cooling systems, irrigation)