Advocate for effective water policies and stewardship
Water management: We believe that responsible management of water resources by all users is an absolute necessity.
By 2014 – Extending the 2030 Water Resources Group through Public-Private Partnership to other countries.
By 2014 – Contribute to the publication of CEO Water Mandate Public Disclosure Guidelines and Guide on good practices for business on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation.
By 2014 – Contribute to the completion of the ISO 14046: Water Footprint – Principles, Requirements and Guidelines.
By 2014 – Initiate the roll-out for wide adoption of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene self-assessment tool in all our manufacturing facilities.
By 2014 – Use the principles of the Alliance for Water Stewardship’s International Water Stewardship Standard as a self-assessment guide at selected high-priority locations.
We have published the Nestlé Commitment on Water Stewardship (pdf, 1.44Mb), which sets out our position and strategy. We continue to maintain a strong presence at high-profile initiatives on water policy and challenges, seeking new shared solutions and promoting collective action on water efficiency.
We believe that the responsible management of water resources by all users is an absolute necessity. Water use, both as a basic human right and as an essential raw material for numerous competing needs including agriculture, has been significantly overused in the last century. There is no doubt that we are facing a great challenge to feed the world’s population in the near future and it calls for joint action. We are willing to assist governments who must take the lead in establishing water policies by advocating for effective water stewardship.
Water as a human right
In 2010, Nestlé formally reconfirmed its public recognition of the human right to water and sanitation, as adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and the United Nations Human Rights Council.
We recognise the corporate responsibility to respect the right to water and sanitation as a fundamental human right.
Find out more in our Creating Shared Value full report