Nestle’s commitment

Sustainability

Our commitment

Water is precious. That is why we consider the principles of sustainability when we source, produce and deliver purified water. When we take the time to make choices that include environmental and social aspects, we’re able to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

 

Nestle sustainability exercises

Looking for ways to save water

We’re always looking for new and innovative technologies and ideas that can help us make the best use of water throughout our processes. For the past 3 years, we have been inroducing new projects in our bottling plants to re-use water we previously discharged. This significantly reduces the need to use additional water sources, saving over 5 million gallons each year.

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Water stewardship

In 2019, we will pursue certification of two of our factories under the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) International Standard (Version 1.0;2014) from May 7 to 10.

This is an international certification that sets rigorous criteria for managing water in ways that are environmentally, socially and economically beneficial.

The evaluation will be conducted by SCS Global service. For more info: www.scsglobalservices.com

For public participation (in person or in writing), please contact:

Rae Mandock, AWS lead auditor

2000 Powell St, suite 600 USA

Emeryville, CA 94608

Tel +1 (510)882-1001

[email protected]

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Packaging & Recycling

Over the past 6 years we’ve reduced the amount of plastic in our PET bottles by over 15%. What’s more - all of our bottles are 100% recyclable. Once recovered and sent to a recycler, our bottles are cleaned, dried and melted into pellets (called nurdles) and can be used for all sorts of new, reusable things.

 

Every drop counts

We’re committed to using water carefully. It takes more water to produce a bottle of water than it actually contains. By improving our production processes, we now use just 1.38 liters of water to bring you a liter of Nestlé Pure Life. This makes Nestlé Pure Life one of the most environmentally efficient bottled beverages anywhere.

 

Shouf Biosphere Reserve

Investing in the future

We are on a journey to ensure recyclable materials are collected and recycled.  The PET bottle is a valuable resource that can be reused over and over, that's why we have the collaboration with Arc en Ciel and Spinneys in the insertion of plastic collecting machines in exchange for points redemption and free water bottles.