Committed to California

Doing our Part in Local Communities


Like everyone, we see how the drought is affecting families, communities, farms, and businesses in California. That’s why we’re committed to doing our part to manage our water in the state.

Working Toward 144 Million Gallons of Water Savings

With nine Nestlé manufacturing facilities in California, including five Nestlé Waters North America bottling plants, Nestlé understands the opportunity to make a big difference. Together, Nestlé and Nestlé Waters North America are putting innovative technology in place that’s projected to save 144 million gallons of water each year:

  • We saved approximately 67 million gallons of water across our bottling facilities in 2016 (more than the estimated 55 million).
  • Nestlé’s ice cream factories in Bakersfield and Tulare are improving their cleaning processes to use as little water as possible — saving more than 26 million gallons of water a year.
  • At Nestlé Waters North America, we are upgrading technology at all five of our bottling factories in California, including the use of recycled water for our cooling, which will save an expected 55 million gallons a year beginning in 2016.

These efforts build on Nestlé’s global commitment to identify opportunities to reduce water waste and implement new technologies. Find out more about Nestlé’s global commitment to water.

Invested in the Future

With more than 6,000 employees in California and brands and operations dating back 120 years, Nestlé has a long history of responsible water management. And it’s why we’re currently committed to sustainability and to understanding the importance of managing and conserving water at all times, especially during this prolonged drought.

Nestlé Waters North America’s commitment to California: By the numbers: