In Hope, Nestlé Waters also took action to update existing emergency response plans and contribute to emergency relief efforts. This includes support for local communities and emergency responders after the tragic wildfires during summer 2017.


Created by industry leaders and prominent environmental conservation groups such as The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the AWS Standard is the first comprehensive global standard for measuring responsible water stewardship, not just in terms of environmental criteria, but also social and economic dimensions.

While Nestlé Waters Canada’s Hope facility has operated sustainably over the last 17 years, the AWS certification process encouraged the company to further increase our knowledge of water usage in the catchment and incorporate actions to be a stronger and increasingly transparent community partner.














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estlé Waters Canada announced today that its Hope, British Columbia (BC) factory is the first Canadian facility to receive certification under the rigorous Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard.

“We are extremely proud with the results of this independent review and certification of our water stewardship and conservation efforts,” says Bruce Lauerman, Natural Resource Manager in Hope, BC. “The certification of our Hope plant further commits us to working collaboratively with our employees, local partners and provincial government to protect shared water resources in BC now and in the future.”















In addition to providing Hope’s Annual Sustainability Report to the District of Hope, Nestlé Waters presented to all members of Council in April 2017 and is looking forward to a spring 2018 presentation. Expanding from its biennial Hope Open House, Nestlé Waters will also publish its first community newsletter in 2018. Nestlé Waters Canada continues to identify opportunities to work collaboratively with members of the local community, First Nations and industry partners.

In addition to Nestlé Waters’ certification in Hope, the company also announced today the certification of two bottling facilities in California. All five California Nestlé Waters factories are now certified with this rigorous water sustainability standard.


In addition to the Nestlé Waters facilities in California, the company also announced today the certification of its bottling facility in Hope, British Columbia – the first facility in Canada to achieve AWS certification. 

The bottling plant is nestled near its source.

“The AWS journey started for us more than two years ago, and now, to have all five of our facilities in California certified and one in Hope, BC – the first in Canada – is a real milestone. I hope it will inspire others to adopt the AWS Standard and drive deeper the principles and practices of water stewardship and sustainability into their business practices," says Switzer.

Last fall, Nestlé Waters pledged to certify 20 of its water bottling sites around the world. To date, the company has certified eight facilities around the world, six of which are located in North America. More information about Nestlé Waters’ global commitment can be found here.


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