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Water policies and stewardship

Our commitment: Advocate for effective water policies and stewardship

Water is a shared resource. We are best placed to protect it when we work together with all stakeholders. That is why we engage in high-profile advocacy initiatives so that we can have a positive impact on global water issues.

Nestlé strongly believes that sustainable water stewardship is the need of the hour. In 2015, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Nestlé’s Global Chairman, was appointed the water ambassador and chair of the 2030 Water Resources Group (WRG). The WRG is set up to increase collaborative effort in water stewardship to tackle the global challenge of providing access to fresh water around the globe.

As a global organisation, we play a critical role in forwarding the cause of sustainable use of water and are directing our resources and efforts across our value chain to achieve our water ambitions while contributing to SDGs for water, by 2030.

Wash Pledge

The ‘WASH at the Workplace Pledge’ (“WASH Pledge”) was launched by WBCSD in September 2013 to implement its Action 2020 Water strategy. Nestlé is a founding member of the WBCSD ‘WASH at the Workplace Pledge’, and was among the first signatories to the WASH Pledge. As a co-chair of the WASH Pledge, the company provides strategic input and support to the WBCSD’s work programme on access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

The WASH Pledge in India:

In India, the WASH Pledge self-assessment was rolled out across all our 8 manufacturing sites. A cross-functional team was established at each plant for internal implementation of the self-assessment tool.

 The WASH Pledge continues to form an essential part of Nestlé’s Water Stewardship strategy. We also extend the WASH Pledge beyond the fence, by creating access to water and sanitation in the community.  

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