Safe Drinking Water Access

Water access and safe drinking water is a major health challenge worldwide, especially in developing countries.


We unequivocally believe that access to water is a basic human right. We have incorporated recognition of and respect for the human right to water into the Nestlé Corporate Business Principles. Water is also a focus area of Nestlé in Society: Creating Shared Value and Meeting our Commitments.

The WHO recommends that 50 to 100 liters of water per person per day is used as a reference. We, at Nestlé, are one of the first signatories of the pledge drawn up by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) that commits businesses to upholding the human right to water and sanitation within their operations.