Caring for Michigan's Environment 

Protecting the Environment

At Nestlé Waters North America, we believe long-term sustainability is critical. Our priority is to operate responsibly and sustainably today and well into the future.

We work with scientists across the state to understand and closely monitor groundwater, surface water and local ecosystems to preserve the health of Michigan’s watersheds.


  Other environmental initiatives include:

  • Committing an additional $2 million investment into the Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund that promotes the health and long-term sustainability of the Muskegon River watershed. Since the inception of the fund in 2002, nearly $625,000 in grants has been awarded to a number of local organizations that are committed to improving, enhancing, protecting or preserving the Muskegon River Watershed and its ecosystem. Projects including erosion control, rain gardens, restoration to creeks and nature areas, site clean-ups and improvements, among many others, have been made possible by IMESF grants.
  • Hosting Project WET festivals in Michigan that invite local students to learn about water-related topics through hands-on activities. This year marked 16 years that we have participated in Project WET in Michigan, and we look forward to many more.
  • Mecosta Outdoor  
    Leading the industry in achieving LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification in our factories, a globally recognized symbol of sustainability. The Stanwood plant was among the first food and beverage manufacturing buildings in the United States to achieve LEED certification, and today we have nine LEED certified Nestlé Waters factories total.