WASH4Work is a multi-stakeholder initiative launched in 2016 to mobilize business action on water access, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in workplace operations, in communities where companies operate, and across supply chains.

WASH4Work aims to:
• Demonstrate business leadership on WASH in the workplace
• Share knowledge, leading practice, and advocate best-in-class standards
• Continuously evolve the business case for prioritizing WASH in corporate water stewardship actions
• Connect members to scale up WASH impact
• Support the implementation of climate-resilient WASH actions


Businesses have a unique opportunity to change the game and close the gap on WASH access through the broad reach and influence of their workforces and supply chains. Yet business achievements on WASH access are currently not accounted for in the World Health Organization/ UNICEF joint monitoring program for measuring progress on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. Measuring collective business progress on WASH in the workplace through a standardized reporting method can demonstrate business contributions to closing the 4x acceleration gap. In 2022 the WASH4Work program has focused on preparing businesses for these important shifts in new expectations and game-changing ambitions for water, sanitation and hygiene access in the water action decade to 2030.