Nestlé Waters has announced that it will extend its water stewardship scheme to ensure that all of its bottling sites conform to the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard by 2025.
The AWS Standard aims to promote responsible water use, and Nestlé has attempted to make the processes at its factories, watersheds and across its agricultural supply chain more efficient to reduce water waste and lessen the company’s environmental impact.
Nestlé initially committed to the AWS Standard in 2017 and was the first beverage company to achieve AWS certification, and eight of the company’s factories worldwide currently conform to the standard.
Bottling facilities in Cabazon, Livermore, Los Angeles, Ontario and Sacramento in California, the US; Hope in Canada; Sheikhpura and Islamabad in Pakistan all conform to the standard, and the Cabazon site was the first site in North America to achieve gold-level certification.
Nestlé Waters CEO, Maurizio Patarnello said: “Water is one of the most critical sustainability challenges facing society and our business.
“At Nestlé, we care for water. We are 100% committed to safeguarding water resources for future generations.
“By pledging to certify all our Nestlé Waters sites against this publicly recognized, credible water stewardship standard, we demonstrate how we positively contribute to water resources where we operate for the shared benefit of all.”
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