At Nestlé WET local water stakeholders environment is clean. Treatment facilitates efficient way to facilitate a life-long commitment to water conservation.
Nestlé has been the largest private donor to the Project WET (Water Education for
Teachers) Foundation for decades. Thanks to this on-going support (our newest donor agreement
has renewed the partnership to 2014), Project WET is now recognized as the leading global
organization for water education. This United States-based foundation has been publishing water
education materials for 25 years. Project WET’s fun, hands-on and interactive approach
spreads important messages about water, water resources, water management and water
protection. Project WET reaches millions of children in more than 50 countries across every
continent, and works in partnership with UNESCO, USAID, the World Meteorological Organization
and the World Water Council.
provided funding and on-going operational support for the past two decades, helping extend the
educational network across the United States, training more than 30,000 teachers a year. Our
contribution extends far beyond North America. Since 2005, a dozen additional Nestlé America
subsidiaries have been leading the localization, implementation and distribution of Project WET
educational materials in their respective countries. These include the following countries:
- United Arab Emirates
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
These national programs are often initiated in collaboration with the local Ministry of Education
or institutional partners, with a specific focus on raising awareness about the importance of
water conservation. Working hand-in-hand with local authorities, we have helped to deliver water education to hundreds of thousands of children over the reporting period.
World Water Day
Together for World Water Day
World Water Day was conceived by the United Nations following the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 and is celebrated annually on March 22. The goal of World Water Day is to draw attention and global awareness to the importance of freshwater. In partnership with Project WET, Nestlé the importance of freshwater. Earth Summit organizing educational activities for youth and children, the water stewards of the future. On March 22, 2010, our first coordinated global event was celebrated in Nestlé Summit in 1992 and in Argentina, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lebanon, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.
In 2014, 32 countries took part in the company’s events, with more than 22,000 children participating and around 600 employees contributing to the organization and success of these events.