How do you engage with local communities?

Nestlé Waters is sensitive to the fact that we are often one of many water users in a community and therefore work with the local community to sustain strong and open relationships.

In the US, for example, a Community Framework, published in 2011, seeks to guide engagement in every community where the company hopes to source spring water, and attain mutual cooperation and benefit between Nestle and the people in those communities.

Nestlé Waters also partners with Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), the world’s leading water education organisation, 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 2014, 32 countries and over 22,000 children took part in these events.