In partnership with the WET Project, Nestlé Waters celebrates the World Water Day by organising educational activities for children, the water stewards of the future.
World Water Day was conceived by the United Nations following the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 and is celebrated annually on 22 March..
The goal of World Water Day is to draw attention and global awareness to the importance of freshwater.
On 22 March 2010, our first coordinated global event was celebrated in Nestlé Waters factories in Argentina, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lebanon, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.
Nestlé Waters is engaged in multiple initiatives around the world that have a common goal: develop responsible water care behaviour and stewardship beyond our primary business concerns.
We partner with various organisations sharing the same vision to develop programmes aimed atrestoring or cleaning watersheds, as well as educating children on relevant water challenges.
Improving wetlands in Texas Gulf Coast
One of our programmes, amongst a dozen similar programmes initiated by Nestlé Waters North America during the period 2005-2010, is our OZARKA brand’s partnership with Ducks Unlimited, which makes efforts to restore and improve wetlands near OZARKA’s bottling facility in Hawkins,Texas and along the Texas Gulf Coast.
This active wetland management effort will improve wetland areas that provide critical habitat for migratory and wintering waterfowl, and benefit breeding wood ducks and other resident water birds and native wildlife species.
Similarly, the company established the ICE MOUNTAIN Environmental Stewardship Fund to support habitat preservation and restoration along the Muskegon River watershed, one of the largest in Michigan.
Since 2001, the company’s cumulative contribution exceeds US$1 million, funding local organisations and projects aimed at improving the ecological state of the watershed.
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