• Environment

Operational Impact

  • Environmental Policies & Performance

Water Used: Total (OI1697)

Volume of water used for the organization's operations during the reporting period.
Reporting format
Unit of Measure (PD1602)
Metric type
Metric level
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Water Used: Total (OI1697). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote all assumptions used.

Usage Guidance

  • This metric can be used to report water used within the organization for any purpose, including but not limited to: productive processes (e.g., packaging, manufacturing, and others), human consumption, agricultural purposes, and others.
  • Organizations can refer to the following source for further guidance on water uses: Alliance for Water Efficiency (