Nestlé Waters North America has pledged support for an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal to limit carbon dioxide emissions which contribute to climate change.
The recent proposal is formally known as the Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units. Vice President of Public Policy & External Affairs Brian Flaherty outlined the company’s commitment to the proposed regulation in a letter to the EPA.
“Nestle is committed to providing leadership on climate change by reducing air emissions, including greenhouse gas emissions, associated with our production and distribution, by improving energy efficiency, switching to cleaner fuels, using sustainably managed renewable energy sources and optimizing our distribution networks,” said Flaherty.
Nestlé Waters has implemented numerous energy efficiency projects across 29 retail water bottling facilities and the corporate headquarters. The headquarters office in Stamford, CT has been certificated as a U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold building. In addition, nine facilities are LEED certified.
“Our experience implementing renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, and the success we have and not only environmentally, but also economically, demonstrate to states that these efforts are worthwhile investments, not only for regulatory compliance, but also for bottom-line success,” said Flaherty.