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Some of the best known companies in the US are taking water supplies into account when deciding where to locate their facilities amid growing concern about a resource long taken for granted.
AT&T, the telecommunications giant, and Hershey, one of the world’s largest confectionery makers, are among those taking such steps as California confronts a prolonged drought and other markets confront stressed water supplies.
“I think water is becoming the next big issue,” said John Schulz, assistant vice-president of sustainability operations at AT&T. “There is a rising awareness from a business risk perspective that if we don’t start getting control of this, it could become a real business-impacting issue.”