The Nature Conservancy is working through the Alliance for Water Stewardship to develop a global water certification program that will recognize companies that implement sustainable water practices. This program builds from our work with individual companies, with the potential to exponentially leverage our conservation outcomes. As with certification programs in the forestry and seafood industries, this program will be based on a suite of “best practice standards” developed through our work and through roundtable discussions with hundreds of companies, water utilities and environmental and social non-governmental organizations. Our goal is to enroll 100 companies in the certification program by 2015, ultimately moving thousands of companies toward sustainable water use in their operations and supply chains by 2020.