Water Stewardship

girl drinking water

Nestlé Waters recognizes that the long term success of the company is built on effective water stewardship in the watersheds where our factories are located and where suppliers and consumers live. We believe that effective water stewardship will require that provisions are made firstly for water to meet the human right to water, then to ensure that ecosystems are able to function, and finally to ensure that water is used efficiently for agricultural and industrial use.
We believe that governments have to take the lead in establishing over-arching water policies within which we and other water users can operate. Nestlé Waters is willing to assist in this process, is committed to developing our business in a way that facilitates effective water stewardship in the geographies that we source from and operate within, and we are committed to focusing on measures that are cost effective and relevant within a watershed.

WATER IS AT THE CORE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Nestlé Waters will contribute to delivering the Nestlé 2030 ambitions by stewarding water resources everywhere we operate. We will do so by committing to meaningful impacts in the three following areas:

1 TRANSPARENCY


Share our water knowledge to build mutual understanding
of the local water context

WHAT WE HAVE DONE SO FAR

Monitoring systems Extensive hydro-geological studies and monitoring systems in each watershed we operate

Water impacts

Water impacts and risks mapped around all our factories









3D watershed model 3D model capturing our data to share our watershed knowledge in Maine (USA)

2 COLLECTIVE ACTIONS


Work with our local stakeholders to address shared water challenges
where it matters

WHAT WE HAVE DONE SO FAR

Agrivair logo

A 25-year collective action around Vittel spring (France) that has dramatically reduced the use of pesticides throughout a 10,000 hectare site



ECO-Broye logo

A holistic programe combing natural resources preservation with economic development, renewable energy and bio-diverstity preservation



California Water Action Collaborative

A 20+ NGOs and multinational companies platform to pursue collective projects for California's water security



Stakeholders engagement process

In 2016, we completed in all our factories our stakeholders engagement process (CRP 2.0) to foster the co-creation of inclusive action plans



3 CERTIFICATION


Pioneer and scale-up the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certification

WHAT WE HAVE DONE SO FAR

Sheikhupura facility

Our Sheikhupura facility in Pakistan is the first factory to obtain AWS certification within the Nestlé Group





Alliance For Water Stewardship

Our Ontario factory in California becomes the very first site in North America to receive AWS certification, followed by Sacramento and Livermore