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.
As Sta. María Factory Manager, Fernando Flandes says in the video below, achieving the certificate has been hard work, but very satisfying. “This is a commitment not only to the local community, but to our children and the future,” he says.
“This has been a real breakthrough, both in my personal and professional life, because it has given me an opportunity to understand how to contribute and how to have impact.”
By 2025, four more Nestlé factories in Mexico will gain AWS certification. “We will continue working so that our operations have a zero impact on the environment in terms of water care, reduction of CO2 emissions, energy efficiency and maintaining zero waste,” said the Head of Technical & Production, Marco Guimaraes.