Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

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

Treat the water we discharge effectively
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.

Our approach

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.


Find out more

CSV - Linkbox - Striving for zero environmental impact
CSV - Linkbox - Striving for zero environmental impact

How we're striving for zero

Our 2030 ambition is to strive for zero environmental impact in our operations.

CSV - Linkbox - Caring for water
CSV - Linkbox - Caring for water

Caring for water

We’re dedicated to protecting water sources.

CSV - Linkbox - Acting on climate
CSV - Linkbox - Acting on climate

Acting on climate change

Climate change is a global challenge, and we’re committed to doing our bit.

CSV - Linkbox - Access to water, sanitation and hygiene
CSV - Linkbox - Access to water, sanitation and hygiene

Access to water, sanitation and hygiene

Raise awareness on water conservation, and improve access to water and sanitation across our value chain.

Download our Creating Shared Value report