Nestlé continues to partner with experts in the field of water to develop awareness and help implement best practices regarding water conservation and sustainability.
We collaborated with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and the Embassy of Switzerland in India to create water awareness aboard the Science Express, an innovative mobile exhibition mounted on a specially designed train, traveling across India since October 2007.
The study “Measuring the water footprints of milk production: contributions to livelihood benefits and sustainable water use in the Moga District in Punjab (pdf, 1.14MB)” was conducted in partnership with the International Water Management Institute. It researches the main factors for groundwater depletion in the Moga district by studying the water footprint for agriculture, and recommends interventions for sustainable irrigation and agriculture. These recommendations are being promoted by Nestlé among the dairy farmers in the region.
Nestlé is one of the first signatories of the pledge drawn up by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) that commits businesses to upholding the human right to water and sanitation within their operations. The pledge for ‘Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Implementation at the Workplace’ (WASH) challenges companies to provide access to safe water and sanitation, and appropriate facilities to ensure personal hygiene, to employees in all premises in their direct control, within three years of signing.