In all the locations where we live and work, we are guided by our Community First principle, which states that we strive to operate in a manner that does not compromise the well-being of a local community. It’s our responsibility and privilege to give back to our local communities and we work hard to be a good neighbor.
We are proud to support local California communities in a variety of ways, including:
- Working alongside other companies and NGOs to protect California's water future. This includes helping to launch the California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC), a coalition that brings environmentally focused NGOs, such as The Nature Conservancy and The Pacific Institute, together with other industry leaders to develop and support innovative conservation and restoration projects around the state.
- Supporting local communities and the environment through product contributions and employee volunteer hours. This includes joining local organizations such as Inland Empire Waterkeeper, The Nature Conservancy, Cucamonga Valley Water District, American River Parkway Foundation, the Southern California Mountains Foundation, and many more.
- Providing water donations and disaster relief in times of emergency. We know that bottled water is essential in times of natural disaster or other emergencies and recognize that, as a bottled water company, we have a role to play to help ensure communities have access to water. We frequently supply drinking water to local municipalities and first responders when tap water may be unavailable.
- When disaster strikes, we donate millions of bottles of water to local communities to help provide safe drinking water. In California, from July 2017 through December, 2020, we donated more than 4 million bottles of water to communities in need. This includes work we’ve done in collaboration with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to provide drinking water in times of crisis throughout the state, including more than 1.8 million bottles donated to the Paradise, California community in the wake of 2019’s Camp Fire.