alliance for water stewardship

Nestlé Waters Factory Becomes First Facility in North America to Achieve Prestigious Water Certification

First bottled water company in North America to meet rigorous standard for water stewardship.
Press Release

ONTARIO, Calif., July 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé Waters North America announced today that its Ontario, California, factory received certification for meeting the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. Created and supported by prominent environmental conservation groups, development organizations, and industry leaders, the AWS Standard is the first comprehensive global benchmark for responsible water stewardship across social, environmental, and economic criteria.

General Mills Announces Global Water Stewardship Commitment

Targeting Plans for Most Material, High-Risk Watersheds by 2025
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, March 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Today, General Mills announced its commitment to champion development of water stewardship plans by 2025 for the company’s most material and at-risk watersheds in its global value chain. The commitment is in recognition of World Water Day and in conjunction with the White House Water Summit. As part of this commitment, the company will lead corporate collaboration efforts, foster development of foundational tools, and advocate science-based policy in these watersheds, commensurate with the gap in stewardship in each individual watershed.

Turning (Less) Water into Wine

By Lindsay Bass

In 2014, a small winery in the central coast of California experienced a dramatic reduction in the flow of its groundwater wells, severely limiting the amount of water available for production, and threatening the viability of the entire operation.

Ecolab is First in the World to Receive Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard Certification

Press Release

Infographic and Case Study Available on

October 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, in partnership with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), announced its manufacturing plant in Taicang, China, became the first site in the world to be independently certified under the AWS’s global standard for water stewardship in September 2015. 

General Mills CEO Says Water is Critical to Business and Engagement is Key

Ken Powell Addresses The Nature Conservancy Global Water Summit; Announces New Water Policy and Signing of CEO Water Mandate
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, November 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Last evening, at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Global Water Summit, General Mills chairman and CEO Ken Powell addressed attendees on the company’s efforts to conserve and protect global water resources critical to the business.

Water Report: The Coca-Cola Company


Access to healthy, resilient and sustainable freshwater systems is essential to the health of communities. Ecosystems and economic prosperity depend on it, as does our business. Water stewardship is a key commitment for The Coca-Cola Company.

Click to read more from our 2013/2014 Sustainability Report:


Alliance for Water Stewardship Releases First International Standard to Drive Sustainable Freshwater Use

Press Release

April 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Water is a shared resource critical for human health, driving the economy, and maintaining freshwater species. Yet due to a myriad of factors, including growing demand, climate change and pollution, freshwater in many regions is increasingly at risk. 

Ecolab Announces Commitment To World Wildlife Fund And The Alliance For Water Stewardship

Goal is smarter, more sustainable water use by industry
Press Release

(3BL Media) St. Paul, MN – June 5, 2012 – Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) has expanded its commitment to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to support the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) in establishing a global water standard. The AWS International Water Stewardship Standard aims to support water users globally in taking appropriate actions to evaluate and improve their impacts on watersheds. 

Ecolab’s two-year pledge includes both annual financial support and in-kind technical support and guidance by company experts to field test the draft AWS standard.


Subscribe to alliance for water stewardship