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Pioneering global water sustainability: the latest Top Stories installment on CNHIndustrial.com

Smart and ethical water management practices have never been more important. Working to do its part to conserve and protect this resource, CNH Industrial has taken wiser water measures on board both in house and beyond including the support of the Tunisian government to help build and repair traditional water-collection systems, improve agricultural practices and train farmers. 

​​Chott El Jerid, a salt lake in Tunisia situated in the south of the country, it covers a surface of over 5,000 km² with a length of 250 km and a width of 20 km. (Photo by Elisabetta Lattanzio Illy)​

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Vital for all forms of life and playing a fundamental role in the world’s economy, water is a key environmental concern across the globe and a crucial component of the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which were set out in 2015 with an aim to achieve within 2030. According to the World Bank, over 70 percent of freshwater is used for agriculture in most regions of the world at present.

As a global manufacturer of agricultural equipment, construction equipment, commercial vehicles and powertrains with worldwide operations, CNH Industrial N.V. is mindful of the importance of water management. Its efforts have not gone unrecognized, having recently been named to the CDP’s (the international non-profit environmental monitoring platform) Water ‘A’ List in October 2017.

The latest Top Story on CNHIndustrial.com explores the Company’s commitment to achieving the UN’s SDG 6, “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” Case studies from the Company’s different sites including Brazil, France and Italy are highlighted, with a spotlight on the Company’s support of a three-year water management pilot project in Tunisia through its global agricultural equipment brand New Holland Agriculture.

The bus manufacturing plant in Rorthais, France, is recycling the water used for vehicle leak testing – a move that is expected to reduce water consumption by 40 percent.​​​

Teaming up with the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries, New Holland is working to build and repair traditional water-collection systems, train local farmers in best practice and create orchards, wooded areas and vegetable gardens for families.

CNH Industrial has teamed up with the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries. Over the course of the project the partners will build and repair traditional water-collection systems, train local farmers in best practice and create orchards, wooded areas and vegetable gardens for families. The Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture studied the potential social and economic impact of the proposal. “We wanted to design and put into practice a project with a high level of sustainability and a synergy with one of our core businesses,” says Ropolo.

In September 2017, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices reconfirmed CNH Industrial as Industry Leader in its World and Europe indices for the seventh consecutive year. Furthermore, the Company was nominated as one of the 24 most sustainable companies in the Capital Goods sector for the second year running.

Source: CNH Industrial N.V.

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