• Environment

Operational Impact

  • Environmental Policies & Performance

Water Quality Practices (OI7365)

Indicates whether the organization employs management practices for water quality protection.
Reporting format
Metric type
Metric level
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Water Quality Practices (OI7365). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote the specific details of their water quality practices.

Usage Guidance

  • This metric is intended to capture the practices employed by the organization to protect the water quality of the water it uses. It is intended to focus on the quality of water used, whereas the Water Conservation Strategy (OI9326) metric is intended to focus on reducing the quantity of water used. It can be reported by organizations with direct control over the agricultural land on which these practices are employed. See glossary definition of directly controlled (land area) for more information.
  • Examples of water quality practices to footnote include: creation of buffer zones (particularly with native species), responsible management of manure, sewage and fertilizer, and water quality assessment.