Three years after signing their first agreement, Nestlé Waters and Mexico’s National Forest Commission (CONAFOR) continue to work together to benefit the forest, public lands and communities around the Santa Rita Tlahuapan plant in Puebla. With a joint investment of MXN 25 million (USD 1.2 million) over 5 years, the partnership has already made it possible to maintain biodiversity and protect more than 5,671 hectares of Izta-Popo National Park forest land but also to support the town of Santa Rita Tlahuapan, where some 70% of Nestlé Waters employees live.
In addition, Nestlé Waters has planted over 460,000 trees around the Sta.María® spring to preserve the biodiversity and hydrological services of one of the most important ecosystems in the state. The work is part of Nestlé Waters commitment to replenishing 100% of the water it uses by 2025. Sta.María® is the first production facility in Mexico to obtain gold standard certification from the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) for excellence in water management.
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