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Right to waterA young boy drinks from a water fountain in Sri Lanka funded by Nestlé.
Water has long been a major concern for Nestlé as it cuts across each stage of our value chain and we have for many years been investing in solutions for the future.
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Waste water treatmentA waste water treatment plant operator takes samples at our factory in Lipa in the Philippines.
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Protecting natural water sourcesAn Agrivair employee and a Nestlé Waters specialist take water samples near Vittel in France.
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Avoiding water pollutionAgrivair employee (right) visits farmers near Vittel in France to discuss farming methods that avoid polluting ground water.
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Using water twiceAt the Nestlé Waters San Pellegrino plant, we have developed a 'cascade' system enabling water to be used not once but twice, for rinsing and washing of the bottles, which saves water while still meeting all requirements in hygiene and product quality.
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Optimising water reuse and efficiency The close proximity of our food manufacturing plant and the Nestlé Waters plant at Agbara has enabled us to install a connection so that all surplus water from the Nestlé Waters deep well is used by Nestlé Nigeria plants.
This has led to a reduction in the water ratio (m/tonne of finished product) and an annual water saving of 100,000 m3.
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Water source for the communityThis borehole provides a community water source in Sérihio, Côte d’Ivoire.
It is one of the results of a joint project between the IFRC, the Red Cross Society of Côte d’Ivoire and Nestlé, which has delivered improved water and sanitation facilities to more than 60,000 people since 2007.
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Water samplingMichel Marcuard, a Nestlé Waters Water Resource champion, carries out sampling at the filtration area serving the Nestlé Waters plant in Henniez, Switzerland.
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Water awarenessEducating schoolchildren on good water management as part of the school curriculum in Bilaspur, India, where Nestlé has installed one of 217 clean drinking water facilities in South Asia.
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Water management in IndiaDr Barbarit Singh advises farmers on water management techniques near Nestlé’s Moga factory in India.
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Recovering and reusing wastewaterOur Lipa factory in the Philippines has constructed a system that collects rainwater from catchment areas such as the Coffee‑mate warehouse roof, and supplies it to the cooling tower for use as make‑up water.
This is expected to enable the factory to reduce its overall water withdrawals by around 10,000 m3.