What is Nestlé doing to improve access to safe drinking water?

We consider that we have to play a role to implement the right to water and we act accordingly. Wherever Nestlé Waters operates, we ensure that local population have an adequate access to water. We always ensure that our operations do not have any negative impact on resources or environment but we also endeavor to achieve a positive impact committed to support our long-term goal of Creating Share Value. In 2012, Nestlé was one of the first companies to sign up to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)’s WASH pledge, which commits us to providing access to safe water and sanitation at all of our direct operations within a three year period.

For example, water access partnership on clean drinking water and sanitation with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Nestlé has a global the partnership since 2006. It was renewed in 2014, has focused on water sanitation for 65,000 people in the Ivory Coast over the last three years and will now extend to Ghana. Nestlé Pakistan has built 8 clean drinking water facilities to provide clean drinking water serving 50,000 members of community every day (the8th one has been inaugurated in Nov.2015).

Emergency situation

Bottled water can be an alternative source of safe drinking water in emergency situations when water supply infrastructure is temporarily damaged or unavailable. For example, Nestlé Waters donated nearly 100 000 litres of water to survivors of disasters in Argentina, Chile and Mexico in 2014.(Homeless in Canada, Samu social France, USA inondation …)