Effective water treatment
We believe all sources of water should be of a sufficiently high quality to support plant and animal life, and to avoid any negative impacts on human health.
Our achieved commitment
We achieved our commitment in 2017.
A new digital compliance assessment and monitoring tool now ensures all our plants meet the exacting standards of our Nestlé Environmental Requirements for water quality. Our work here will continue through the Caring for Water initiative.
We treat all the water we use, either at our own facilities or in municipal plants, before it’s reused or discharged into rivers, lakes or the sea. As a result, the average water quality we discharged to the environment in 2018 was 41 mg COD per liter (chemical oxygen demand).
What we are doing
In addition to compliance with local regulations, we have set mandatory internal standards on the quality of our water effluents – the Nestlé Environmental Requirements (NER). In 2017, we implemented a new digital compliance assessment and monitoring tool to ensure all our plants meet the standards of our NER for water quality.
2018 average water quality performance, 8% improvement since 2017.