How do you engage with local communities?
Where we operate, we engage with all our local communities to address collectivelyshared water challenges with the perspective to ensure the long term water sustainability at catchment level. In this objective, we are committed to preserve earth‘s natural capital by ensuring responsible water and resources management of our water sources (water stewardship) and to reinforce economic,social, and environmental value creation in local communities in which Nestlé Waters operates.
Where we operate, we engage with local communities to address collectively shared water challenges with the perspective to ensure the long term water sustainability at catchment level. Nestlé Waters contributes significantly to this type of value creation through direct and indirect job creation, salaries and taxes, often in isolated rural areas where the bottled water industry is very often the primary economic contributor to local communities.
Nestlé Waters also partners with Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), the world’s leading water education organization, on educating millions of children a year on good water management. On World Water Day, Nestlé Waters factories around the world invite children and other members of the local community to take part in pedagogical activities on water developed by Project WET. In 2016, 30 countries and over 20,000 children took part in these events.