Access and conservation

On commitment: Raise awareness on water conservation, and improve access to water and sanitation across our value chain



Our commitment: Raise awareness on water conservation and improve access to water and sanitation across our value chain

We work with expert partners to improve access to water and sanitation across our value chain. We support education initiatives to help our employees, communities, suppliers and consumers make better-informed decisions on how to protect water.

Our objective in 2016

By 2016: 350 000 beneficiaries in local communities have access to water, sanitation or hygiene projects around our manufacturing facilities and in key agricultural supply chains.

Our progress to date

We have partnered with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Africa since 2002, increasing our focus on improving access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene in rural communities.

We support the IFRC’s Global Water and Sanitation Initiative (GWSI), an initiative to bring safe water and sanitation to 30 million people around the globe by 2030. In 2016, we concluded the fourth phase of activities in Côte d’Ivoire while supporting the IFRC in its roll-out of WASH activities in Ghana. The Ghana Sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project (Gha-WASH) aims to provide rural populations in the Eastern and Ashanti regions with access to WASH by 2017. Gha-WASH has the potential to increase access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene for 76 300 people in schools and communities, and provide training in water safety. We also inaugurated a new water unit in Pakistan.

Our objectives towards 2020

By 2017: Implement all corrective action plans derived from the global roll-out of the WBSCD WASH Pledge self‑assessment for safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the workplace at Nestlé premises.

By 2020: 600 000 beneficiaries in local communities have access to water, sanitation or hygiene projects around our manufacturing facilities and key agricultural supply chains.


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