We believe that we can develop our business while having a positive impact on earth’s natural capital. To do so, Nestlé Waters continuously improves its environmental performance. Moreover, 90% of our bottled water is consumed in its country of origin.
We are continually reducing our energy consumption and GHG emissions for manufacturing and transport. We strive to always improve our modes of transport towards low carbon-emitting options. Between 2010 and 2015, Nestlé Waters reduced its overall GHG emissions by 9% and has achieved a reduction of 19% in total (renewal and non-renewable) energy consumption per litre used to produce water.
We continuously improve the manufacturing process to reduce our water consumption and preserve resources.
Since 2010, we have achieved a 19% reduction in the water consumed per litre produced (0.53 l/l).
More than 80% of our factories have undergone a Water Resource Review, which is an internal audit of our water resources management. Each Nestlé Waters factory has a water resource champion in charge of monitoring the water resource and ensuring that any preventive actions to protect the source are put in place.
We strive to optimise our modes of transport towards low carbon-emitting options.
Our longstanding experience in supply chain management has built a significant expertise in logistics and delivery processes that are the most efficient in the consumer goods sector.
Did you know?
Bottled water uses far less water than other drinks!
90% of our production is sold in its country of origin. The majority of our exported brands are distributed to neighbouring countries. Only two of our brands, Perrier and S. Pellegrino, are exported further a eld and for this 90% is shipped via sea as it is one of the lowest carbon- emitting modes of transport.
As a result, the carbon footprint of a Perrier PET bottle from France to the US is comparable to the production of one average soft drink produced and sold in the US and a Perrier glass bottle exported from France to the US is similar to the production of one bottle of orange juice produced and sold in the US. In China, Nestlé Waters has optimised its route- to-market for its e-commerce sales, reducing 50% of transport distances.
We are also exploring ways to optimise the transport of our products by using intermodal transport options as well as new technologies. In Italy, where 44% of our products travel by rail, we make the most of the country’s north-south railway network by using an intermodal transport system. In North America, our Home and Office business has initiated a pilot project, now extended, to replace its regular truck fleet with hybrid vehicles (petrol and electric engines).
The push for smart factories
In 2016 Nestlé Waters invested in innovative factories such as 100% renewable electricity at Buxton (UK), the first agricultural biogas plant at Henniez (Switzerland), best in class in energy saving for Nestlé Vera (Castrocielo, Italy), solar panels for Nestlé Pure Life (Port Qasim, Pakistan, modern water processing facility at Nestlé Pure Life (Nigeria), and innovative processing technology at Nestlé Pure Life (Thailand.