To help support the local community during the pandemic, Nestlé South Africa has delivered over 200,000 litres of clean water to the village of Herbertsdale, approximately 40km from its water bottling operations at Mossel Bay.
The donation provides the community with drinking water and will further assist with preventative hygiene measures such as regular washing of hands, to improve hygiene and stop the potential spread of disease.
The water donation forms part of the company’s ongoing coronavirus relief efforts worldwide which include supporting communities and care workers with food and water supplies, as well as support for local out-of-home businesses.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Nestlé’s priority has been to protect its employees, ensuring they remain safe, healthy and supported; maintain business continuity to provide the food and beverages people need; and give a helping hand to its business partners and communities.
For its out-of-home* and food service customers, the crisis has left them with unprecedented losses as the majority of hotels, restaurants and cafés are temporarily closed.
To strengthen its commitment to sustainability in Spain, Nestlé Waters has just launched its first 100% recycled plastic water bottle. Nestlé Aquarel’s new 1 liter water bottle has three attractive designs made Mr. Wonderful that include messages encouraging people to recycle.
"The launch of this new product responds to Nestlé Waters' commitment that all mineral water bottles, which are already 100% recyclable, will contain an increasing percentage of recycled plastic” said Philippe de Maillardoz, director of Nestlé Waters Spain. So, this is the first bottle made of 100% recycled PET plastic that we launched in the Spanish market. In the coming months we will continue to expand the use of recycled plastic in other key formats in our portfolio" he added.
Sta. Maria, our mineral water brand in Mexico, has donated sanitary protection kits with antibacterial gel, plastic masks and blankets to the 20 forest fire brigades in the Izta Popo region. Included in those kits are mouth covers made of recycled PET that are resistant to high temperature.
"At Sta. María, we want to have a positive impact and we think of the people who care for Izta Popo Park in Puebla and who are part of our program with CONAFOR. These forest fire brigades are made up of people from the communal lands (Ejidos) and communities who continue to work to conserve and reforest the forest, so we decided to donate protection kits to help minimize the risk of contagion in these areas", said Allan Mejía, Public Affairs Manager at Nestlé Waters Mexico.
At Nestlé Waters we care deeply for the people and communities where we operate, and we have an essential role to play in supporting our communities around the world facing the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a part of Nestlé, we are also mobilizing relief in several ways around the world, including donations of products and support for medical institutions in our markets around the world.
Find out more about how Nestlé is supporting the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic:
To celebrate World Water Day, Nestlé Waters reveals it has surpassed its 2020 target of achieving Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) International certification for its facilities.
The original goal was to have 20 factories certified to the international standard, given to organizations in recognition for the way they look after water, by 2020. At the end of 2019, Nestlé Waters certified 27 sites to the global standard. By the end of 2020 40 facilities will have achieved certification, including sites in the US, Lebanon, Mexico, Italy and Thailand.
Since 2017, the UK government made it mandatory that any organisation that has 250 or more employees must publish and report specific figures about their gender pay gap.
Definition: the gender pay gap is the difference between the average earnings of men and women, expressed relative to men’s earnings. For example, ‘women earn 15% less than men per hour’ (source: gov.uk).
Click here to download the 2019 report, comprising Nestlé Waters in the UK.
Encouraging people to be more conscious of how they use the planet’s most precious resource is crucial. In Mexico, we supported the #AguaDeMiCorazon campaign with the Mexican Water Advisory Council to demonstrate that small actions can help save #water
ReadyRefresh® by Nestlé® , the company’s direct-to-consumer beverage delivery service in the United States, has achieved carbon neutrality and earned the CarbonNeutral® company certification for 2020 in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol.
Gaining the certification builds on Nestlé’s previous efforts to reduce environmental impact and greenhouse gas emissions through multiple initiatives, including using both electric and propane powered vehicles, optimizing delivery routes, using rail transportation and purchasing renewable energy for distribution centers.
HENNIEZ mineral water is taking a big step towards improved sustainability. As of today, all of our Swiss brand mineral water will be packaged in 75% recycled plastic (rPET).
Today, at the ChangeNOW summit, Perrier launches The Next Packaging Movement, a sustainable innovation program to enable leading innovators, experts and changemakers to collaborate around packaging solutions.
With this ambitious project, Perrier aims to broaden thinking and deliver actions on the topic of sustainability. Perrier presented the three program winners who will bring their innovative solutions to market by 2025.
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Learn more about how OL Foundation, one of the NGOs we partnered with to better protect the oceans
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Buxton Natural Mineral Water has launched 75cl and 1 litre bottles made from 100% recycled PET plastic. The new bottles are manufactured entirely from used plastic significantly reducing the amount of virgin plastic in circulation.
The UK launch of rPET bottles is the latest in Nestlé Waters’ efforts to increase the use of recycled plastic to 35% worldwide by 2025. The rest of the Buxton range, currently made with a minimum of 20% recycled plastic, will follow by end 2021.
Since late October 2019, VITTEL® natural mineral water has been transported by the first hybrid bi-mode locomotive in Europe. The new EURODUAL train transports VITTEL® natural mineral water between the plant located in the Vosges and the Arles logistics platform near Marseille, more than 600 km away.
Learn more about the Beat Plastic Pollution campaign
The Nestlé Waters Sta. María factory has become the very first plant in Mexico to receive the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certificate.
The international standard was given to the company in recognition for the way it looks after water. It achieved a ‘Gold' AWS standard which means the company has met strict criteria for the way it manages water, both in its own operations and for the benefit of local people that live near the plant.
Nov 12 – Nestlé Waters is today launching the first 100% recycled plastic 75CL bottle in France. It is the latest in the company’s efforts to build a circular economy for plastics and increase the use of recycled plastic in our bottles to 35% worldwide by 2025.
As part of Nestlé’s ‘Healthier Kids initiative’, Nestlé Middle East created the Tummyfish programme to inspire behaviour change in a fun, creative way.
The app is designed to teach children why regularly drinking water makes for good hydration. The digital fish that appears to swim in a child’s belly, is happier and more active when it is given water to drink, but sad and slow when fed sugar-sweetened drinks instead.