Nestlé Waters is draining California's water.
Water is a renewable resource – if it is managed responsibly.
Arrowhead® Brand Mountain Spring Water has been sustainably sourced and bottled from the springs in Strawberry Canyon, in what is now the San Bernardino National Forest, for more than 122 years. Our team of engineers, hydrologists, biologists and geologists consistently monitors and cares for the springs and local environment.
We never collect more water than is naturally available, which means, if the environment yields less, we collect less. We diversify our collection among the springs we source from to avoid overreliance on any one spring, and to support long-term sustainability and healthy habitats.
We’re always working to improve the efficiency of our operations, not just in times of drought.
That is why we implement technologies in our factories to recycle water for cooling and cleaning, as well as undertaking other water efficiency initiatives. Combined, these projects saved more than 54 million gallons of water between 2016 and 2017 across our five California factories.
Nestlé Waters is working alongside other companies and NGOs to protect California's water future.
This includes being part of the California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC), a coalition that brings environmentally-focused NGOs together, such as The Nature Conservancy and The Pacific Institute, with other industry leaders to develop and support innovative conservation and restoration projects around the state.
In addition, we support, through contributions and employee volunteer hours, 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.
Our California factories were the first in North America to receive third-party water stewardship certification.
Last year, Nestlé Waters' Ontario facility became the first in North America to be certified according to the rigorous Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. Today, all five of our California bottled water factories have been AWS-certified, with our Cabazon factory becoming the first Gold-certified facility in North America.
Created by prominent environmental groups such as The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund, the AWS Standard is the first comprehensive global benchmark measuring responsible water stewardship across social, environmental, and economic criteria.
We work in local communities to protect and restore sources of drinking water.
We have partnered with the Cucamonga Valley Water District in San Bernardino County to support a groundwater treatment project that is expected to restore approximately 250 million gallons of additional clean drinking water each year to the local water supply. That is significantly more than the approximately 32 million gallons of water that we collected from Arrowhead Springs in 2016.