Environmental and water management

Country: Colombia

Impact Area

  • Nutrition
  • Water
  • Rural Development
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Compliance
  • Community engagement
  • Gender balance & diversity
Sep 18, 2012, updated September 2012

Environmental and water management
Clean water:Good water quality in the areas surrounding our plants has direct benefits for our business, society and the environment.

Good water quality in the areas surrounding our plants has direct benefits for our business, society and the environment. So, we treat all our water in wastewater treatment plants.

Our preference is to use municipal wastewater plants to ensure we return only cleaned water back into the environment, but where these are insufficient, we invest in our own on-site facilities.

Programme description

At Bugalagrande in Colombia, for example, we treat all our water to prevent any negative impact on the Bugalagrande River, a very important water source for the whole area.

To ensure we implement our environmental policies successfully, we train our employees on environmental issues, and have Environmental Committee members throughout the factory to help us implement our policies.

Value to Society

We have also created an Environmental Committee for Children, so that the children of our employees can raise awareness of environmental issues at home.

 

Value to Nestlé

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