What is Nestlé doing to improve access to safe drinking water?

As part of our commitment to Creating Shared Value (CSV), Nestlé engages with specialised partners to help facilitate access to safe drinking water in communities.

Since 2006, Nestlé has a global partnership on clean drinking water and sanitation with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The partnership, renewed in 2010, focuses on water sanitation for 65,000 people in the Ivory Coast over the next three years.

In parallel, Nestlé is also involved in other notable water access projects:

        - The company has instigated 184 clean drinking water projects in village schools near its factories in South East Asia, benefitting over 100,000 students.
        - The water filtration plant at our Kabirwala factory in Pakistan provides clean drinking water to almost 5,000 people in the local community.
        - Nestlé has also worked with Aquasure and the French Red Cross on a pilot programme to bring safe drinking water to villages in Senegal.

Bottled water can be an alternative source of safe drinking water in emergency situations when water supply infrastructure is temporarily damaged or unavailable. For example, Nestlé Waters donated 3 million bottles of water to support survivors of the earthquake in Haiti.