Nestlé Waters has today announced that it will strengthen its collaboration with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) to certify 20 factories by 2020.
The company has already certified three Nestlé Waters bottling facilities: one in Sheikhupura, Pakistan, and two in California (Ontario and Sacramento). It plans to certify additional sites in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.
A collaboration of 19 leading beverage companies developed and tested a pragmatic decision support process for enabling more informed water-related investment decisions across a portfolio of operational sites. The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable’s (BIER) insights paper, entitled Performance in Watershed Context: Insights and Opportunities, provides a concise update to and builds upon earlier work completed via key partnerships with technical advisors from Ceres, The Nature Conservancy, and World Resources Institute.
Are traditional water stewardship practices going to be enough to sustain water access, availability, and quality — and your business — for the long-term? To put it bluntly, no. Read why Antea Group believes that water stewardship is not the end game — it’s the kick-off, and water security is the actual winning touchdown.
Water stewardship is an integral part of General Mills' efforts to continually reduce the environmental impact of our operations, including the impact that occurs upstream of our own facilities.
Agriculture uses 70 percent of global freshwater withdrawals; therefore, General Mills has made it a priority to see that collaborative watershed protection plans are developed in regions where the company’s footprint intersects high water risk.
Water is the foundation of a food and beverage company’s business. Burgeoning population, climate uncertainties, political volatility and other conditions have an effect on water availability for business.
Public water utilities in the U.S. face a crisis that could mean the end of clean, cheap water. As climate variability and extreme weather events affect the quantity and quality of fresh water, the industry is being challenged to deliver services and protect vulnerable infrastructure without driving up prices. New technologies and practices could save costs, preserve infrastructure, and conserve water over the long term.
Companies are under increasing pressure to become better global water stewards. If your organization aspires to world class water stewardship, you need to check out the World Class Water Stewardship framework that can help guide your efforts. Antea Group's blog offers guidance and steps to using this framework to your best advantage.
Water is absolutely vital to the beverage industry
Water is absolutely vital to the beverage industry. Beverage companies not only rely on water as an essential ingredient, but also as a primary resource for growing agricultural ingredients. As a result, protecting this critical resource is a business imperative—not to mention the right thing to do.