Nov 27, 2014

Partnering to make a difference: Nestlé Pakistan, WWF sign MoU on water

girls getting drinking water

Nestlé Pakistan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on sustainable water use and water stewardship with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Pakistan.

The MoU outlines a framework for a broad range of activities that will help Nestlé Pakistan improve water usage within its operations and supply chain. The company will also conduct a water footprint analysis and implement the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) standard.

The AWS standard is a set of criteria and indicators that help companies mitigate their water risks, address their shared water challenges, and put in place responsible water stewardship actions.

"Nestlé takes water conservation very seriously. We have been consistently improving our water footprint and believe that our partnership with WWF-Pakistan will help us achieve water stewardship milestones sooner and more efficiently” said Magdi Batato, Nestlé Pakistan’s Managing Director.

“Most importantly, this will help us look outside our operations to further reduce the water footprint across our value chain"

Pakistan is one of the most water-stressed countries in the world, with fewer than 1,000 cubic meters of water available per person.

"We appreciate this step taken by Nestlé Pakistan in recognising the role it must play in the sustainable use and conservation of water. We hope other organisations will also step forward to work with us" said Hammad Naqi Khan, Director General of WWF-Pakistan.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the world’s largest conservation organisations.

Nestlé Pakistan has improved its water efficiency by 22% between 2009 and 2013 . The company also ensures treatment of wastewater before releasing it back into the ecosystem.

Learn more about Nestlé’s efforts worldwide for the protection and responsible usage of water.