Why Invest in Fresh Water?
This Fresh Water Portfolio gives exposure to companies who lead their respective fields in maximizing water efficiency, and who are committed to combating pollution and ensuring affordable and equitable access to water resources.
Your investments can directly impact on the cleanliness and health of over 12,000 miles of America's coast line. The Ocean Health Portfolio includes companies with waste management policies to keep the coast clean.
In 2010, the UN General Assembly recognized the human right to water and sanitation and acknowledged that clean drinking water and sanitation are essential to the realization of all human rights. At Newday, we strive to uphold this right.
Serving as drainage channels for surface water, rivers have a significant role in the water cycle. They carry water and nutrients to areas in need, which provides habitat and food for a numbers of the earth's living organism.
The pollution of lakes harms aquatic animals, human health and the economy. Clean lakes are crucial to maintain a healthy environment. Invest in companies that take the initiative to clean our lakes through our Fresh Water Portfolio.
The Fresh Water Portfolio is compared to the S&P 500 over a 1-year timeframe.
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Owens Corning is engaged in the business of composite and building materials systems, delivering a range of products and services, such as glass fiber, insulation and roofing. Owens Corning has aligned their water management efforts with the UN SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation). As such, the company uses water management tools to track water usage and increase efficiencies, resulting in a 42% decrease in water use from 2010 and a focus on decreasing water usage in higher stressed water area. For their efforts, they have received the CDP’s A List for Climate and Water.
Cummins Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines and engine-related component products. The Company's segments include Engine, Distribution, Components and Power Systems. The company has 23 sites that have reduced the use of water by at least 50%. This initiative has saved more than 700 million gallons since 2010.
Air Products and Chemicals Inc
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., is an industrial gases company. Air Products and Chemicals knows that supporting the environment isn’t only the right thing to do, it can also help their bottom line. The company has conserved 5.6 billion gallons of water, saving $60 million in costs. In addition, one of their product offerings, Halia®, supports water treatment by removing harmful particles in drinking water for people and properly providing oxidation to aquaculture
Eastman Chemical Co
Eastman Chemical Company (Eastman) is an advanced materials and specialty additives company. The company showed its dedication to sustainability with the creation of a Chief Sustainability Officer position who has made one of the company’s main goals to increase water use efficiency. Eastman Chemical works with TN H20, an organization that monitors surface and groundwater, wastewater, and water reuse in Tennessee. The company has also worked with researchers at their largest manufacturing facility to make sure the company site is not having an adverse effect on the river habitat nearby.
Ball Corporation is a supplier of metal packaging to the beverage, food, personal care and household products industries. Ball Corp has invested in water monitoring equipment, which has helped the company improve water efficiency by 8% in their segment that uses the most water. In addition, the company is looking to reduce water usage in the future by testing a Zero Liquid Discharge system, which can allow for washing systems to recycle as much as 90% of the water they use.
Xerox Corporation is a provider of digital print technology and related solutions. The Company has capabilities in imaging and printing, data analytics, and the development of secure and automated solutions to help customers improve productivity. An annual corporate social responsibility report details the progress Xerox is making with regards to water management. The company has reduced water usage by 45% in 2018, using 2010 as a baseline. At Xerox’s Wilsonville, OR facility, reverse osmosis reject water is recycled as make-up water in cooling towers.