Putting the California Community First
In all the locations where we live and work, Nestlé Waters North America is 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 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.
- Supporting local communities and environment through 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, Nestlé Waters donates thousands of cases of bottled water to local communities to help provide safe drinking water. In California, from July 2017 through May 2020 we donated more than 5.5 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 (CalOES) to provide drinking water in times of crisis throughout the state, including more than 333,000 bottles donated to the Paradise, California community in the wake of last year’s Camp Fire.
- In 2019, for the second year in a row, we supported California’s Day of Preparedness, an annual Sacramento event hosted by CalOES during National Preparedness Month. The event featured interactive demonstrations, dynamic displays shared by state, local and federal agencies, as well as volunteer and private sector organizations to help Californians prepare and keep their families safe in the event of natural disasters or emergencies.