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Dec 11, 2019

New products from Nestle slated for 2020 launches include an energy water drink and mineral-infused bottled waters.

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Dec 11, 2019

HAWKINS“It doesn’t matter what you look like or what your ethnicity is or anything, you can do anything you want to do as long as you set your mind to it.”

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Nov 15, 2019

Morton Township received a $10,000 donation from Nestle Waters North America (NWNA) to support the community’s recycling center. NWNA Natural Resource Manager Arlene Anderson-Vincent presented Morton Township Supervisor Dick Wheeler and the recycling center staff with the donation on Wednesday. Pictured from left are Morton Township trustee Jeff Ratledge, clerk Stephanie McNeal, Vincent, township treasurer Maureen Wolfe and Wheeler.

As appeared in the Big Rapids Pioneer.

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Nov 15, 2019

The packaging for Nestlé Pure Life’s new DC Collection offers four superhero-themed sleeve-labeled 330-mL bottles made from 100% rPET that are 100% recyclable including the sleeves and cap...and boast a special interactive ability.

Who says bottled water can’t be a super beverage? Not Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), Stamford, CT, which adds sleeve labels featuring four different superheroes from the DC Comics universe to 330mL bottles of Nestlé Pure Life water.

The packaging for the new "DC Collection", which is available in stores now, is also super from a sustainability standpoint—it’s 100% recyclable including bottles made of 100% recycled PET (rPET) along with the special recyclable shrink sleeve labels and caps.

Read the full article as appeared in Packaging Digest.

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Oct 03, 2019
Mecosta Deputy Clerk Linda Howard, right, and Tim Howard are pictured using the new community well recently installed in the village's Bromley Park. (Courtesy photo)

A new community well was installed recently in the village's Bromley Park. A press release stated that Nestle Waters North America, the parent company of the Ice Mountain bottled water brand, donated about $20,000 toward construction of the well.

The donation funded drilling costs, construction of a cement walkway around the well to help provide safer access and protection from erosion, installation of parking posts and the hiring of an environmental engineering firm to support the village in obtaining necessary permits and to provide project oversight, the press release stated.

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Aug 29, 2019
The Stanwood plant for Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) received Gold certification under the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) International Water Stewardship Standard.
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Aug 29, 2019
We realize there might be some misconceptions regarding recent news headlines about Nestlé Waters water purchase agreement with Seven Springs Water Company and their associated permit renewal process, so we're sharing the facts. 
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Aug 09, 2019
We realize there might be some misconceptions regarding recent news headlines about Nestlé Waters water purchase agreement with Seven Springs Water Company and their associated permit renewal process, so we're sharing the facts.
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Aug 02, 2019
Alexander Gregorian was recently appointed to The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Leadership Council and spoke with the Manufacturing Leadership Council Journal.
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Jul 21, 2019

Op-Ed by Charles Broll, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, NWNA 
As seen in the Hartford Courant, 7/21/19

When it comes to the environment, we should all be able to agree on one thing: Non-compostable packaging should never end up as waste in a landfill or litter in communities or waterways.

However, despite this consensus, recycling has been on the decline, both here in Connecticut and nationally.

Nestlé Waters North America is determined to be part of the solution. We’ve begun transitioning the packaging for our largest domestic brand, Poland Spring, to 100 percent recycled plastic by 2022 — literally making bottles with bottles. But we can’t meet this goal on our own. We’re calling on Connecticut — and all consumers — to recycle even more. An increase in recycling diverts materials from landfills and creates additional raw materials for processing and re-use providing local economic and other community benefits.

We also need lawmakers in Hartford to adopt policies to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and convenience of current collection and recycling systems.

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Jul 10, 2019

COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE FOR EVART RECYCLING CENTER TO TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, JULY 13 

Nestlé Waters Provides Funding for “Recycle Bulls” to Expand Recycling Efforts in Evart

 A local 4-H Club and their leader, Doug Rueffer and his family, have been leading an area recycling initiative, named the “Recycle Bulls,” for more than ten years. In 2018, Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) donated a building to the group to provide them with a location to build their recycling program. NWNA, in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful, provided additional funding needed to complete the building construction, including electricity, paving and other building upgrades. The funding also enabled the group to purchase two balers and a forklift truck. 

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Jun 17, 2019

We strive to create a culture that celebrates differences and are honored to be included among so many organizations that accept and support LGBTQ+ rights and protections.

Best & Worst LGBTQ-Minded Food Brands to Work For in 2019 - Chowhound, June 13, 2019

Corporate Equality Index 2019

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Jun 11, 2019
Marking World Ocean’s Day on June 8, over 5000 employees and their families from Nestlé Waters and Nestlé local markets worked with local communities and NGOs to remove plastic waste in local water bodies.
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May 29, 2019
Ice Mountain hydrogeologist Greg Fox shows third-graders how groundwater moves under the surface Source : Pioneer photos/Brandon Fountain

Area third-graders got their hands a little muddy Wednesday as they learned more about the importance and impact of one of the world’s most abundant resources: water.

More than 350 area third-graders from Crossroads Charter Academy, Riverview and Brookside elementary schools and Weidman Elementary School cycled through a variety of water-related stations at the 17th annual Make A Splash Water Festival Wednesday at Northend Riverside Park in Big Rapids.

Read full article as appeared the Big Rapids Pioneer.

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May 24, 2019

Earlier this month, Arlene Anderson-Vincent, Natural Resource Manager, Technical & Production, joined personnel from the school district to mark the opening of the fields with a short dedication ceremony and an informal ribbon-cutting at the pitcher’s mound between double-header baseball games.

Back in October 2018, NWNA donated $80,000 to the Evart Public School District in Michigan to support needed renovations of their baseball and softball fields. Renovations included re-sodding along the baselines and infields, improving the warning tracks, repairing the fences and irrigation system, and designing and installing a new scoreboard.

These ballfields are a source of pride for the schools and for the community. We are proud to support the City of Evart and the Evart Public School District and hope that the ballplayers, their families and the entire community will enjoy them for years to come.

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May 08, 2019
USGS monitor

The U.S. Geological Survey is beginning in depth monitoring and studies of water levels around a Nestlé Waters USA pumping site.

Nestlé requested the ongoing government studies of groundwater and surface water near the White Pine Springs site in Osceola Township. Nestlé pumps water there to supply its Ice Mountain bottling plant in Stanwood.

The U.S. Geological Survey and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy are collaborating on the continual studies.

Read full article as appeared on ABC 12.com

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May 06, 2019

America’s Original Premium Spring Water

Speaking with BevNET recently, NWNA Vice President and chief marketing officer Yumiko Clevenger-Lee said the decision to launch ORIGIN was due to consumer demand for the Maine-based brand, which is sold in five states in the Northeast. According to internal research, purchase intent for Poland Spring was the same outside the region as it was inside.

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Apr 25, 2019
 

In recognition of Earth Day, Ice Mountain employees picked up trash along area roads on Monday. Ice Mountain plant manager Jeremiah Thompson joined about a dozen employees to bag roadside trash covering several two-mile stretches near the Ice Mountain bottling facility in Stanwood.

Read more in the Big Rapids Pioneer.

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Apr 22, 2019

Nestlé Waters North America is committed to increasing the company’s use of recycled (rPET) plastic content in its packaging and was recently recognized with a Design for Recycling Award at ISRI 2019 for it’s Nestlé Pure Life water bottle which is made with 100% recycled content.

Learn more about Nestlé Waters’ recycling strategy.

Nestlé Waters CEO: 100% packaging recovery is possible - "Plastics Recycling Update"

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Apr 11, 2019

The “What’s in the Truck” industrial arts exhibit at Artworks in Big Rapids, MI features local manufacturers and their products. The exhibit showcases the history of how manufacturers have helped shape the community in Big Rapids.

  

Ice Mountain’s bottled water display was inspired by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. Many of our over 250 Ice Mountain associates and their families worked together to color and creatively design the plastic sculptures to resemble Chihuly’s famous chandelier glass creations. This display reflects Ice Mountain’s and parent company Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA)’s commitment to environmental conservation and reducing waste through recycling. The PET plastic which NWNA uses to make most of our bottles is 100% recyclable , and we are doing everything we can to help ensure those bottles are captured, recycled and reused.

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Mar 22, 2019

Standwood, MI - Nestlé Waters North America says it will pump an additional $2 million into a fund that supports environmental conservation projects in the Muskegon River watershed. The company established the Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund in 2002 with an initial investment of $500,000 over five years.

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Feb 26, 2019
Nestlé Waters North America is committed to using 25 percent recycled plastic by 2021 across its US domestic portfolio and 50 percent by 2025.
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Dec 04, 2018

Flint, Mich. – Pack Your Back announced today that Nestlé Waters North America will be underwriting the costs for over 6,500 toys that will be distributed at the 2nd Annual Pack Your Back: Stuff Your Stocking event. Stuff Your Stocking is taking place on December 22 at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan, and will provide over 1,000 pre-registered children with toys, backpacks, school supplies, books, food boxes, and memories to last a lifetime.

“During this time of giving, it is important to help others in need,” said Galen Miller, Executive Director, Pack Your Back. “Without support from companies like Nestlé Waters North America, we would be unable to make such a massive impact in Flint, Michigan.”

After learning more about Pack Your Back, Nestlé Waters North America was eager to jump on board with the cause as part of their ongoing support in Flint. Pack Your Back was created in 2016 by Central Michigan University students who wanted to help the younger generation succeed. Over the course of this year alone, Pack Your Back was able to partner with a variety of organizations to help support more than 25,000 students.

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Dec 03, 2018
 

Two interns exemplify why we value military experience in our workforce

Across Nestlé, we find military service experience very valuable in our workforce. We recognize the unique skillset of our veterans and active military members, and understand that they come from a culture built on accomplishing a mission through teamwork and collaboration.

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Nov 30, 2018

FLINT, Mich. — Mayor Karen Weaver and the City’s Chief Recovery Officer, Jameca Patrick-Singleton, announced today that Nestlé Waters North America will continue supplying Ice Mountain® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water to Flint residents through April of 2019.

“We appreciate that Nestlé Waters has offered to extend supplying bottled water through the three Food Bank of Eastern Michigan Help Centers into 2019,” said Mayor Weaver. “Since the spring of 2018, Nestlé Waters has generously provided approximately 3.2 million bottles of water to Flint, and this extension will increase their donation to nearly 5 million bottles.”

See full press release on City of Flint, Michigan website.
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Nov 27, 2018
 

Donation of $5,000 and truckload of bottled water

Tyler, TexasOzarka® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water, and its parent company, Nestlé Waters North America, is helping the East Texas Food Bank kick off “Giving Tuesday” this holiday season. Ozarka is donating $5,000 and a truckload of bottled water to the Food Bank on Tuesday, November 27th at 2pm. Immediately following the presentation, located at 3201 Robertson Rd, Tyler, TX 75701, employees of Ozarka will volunteer at the Food Bank.

The East Texas Food Bank serves over 252,900 clients in 26 counties throughout East Texas, covering nearly 20,000 miles. “Giving Tuesday” is a global day of giving that takes place each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and Ozarka’s donation will support families across the region who have food insecurity.

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Nov 01, 2018

As drinking water contamination cases increase, more people are turning to bottled water. But where does it come from, and how is bottled water treated before reaching the consumers' hands? 

Coverage By: WWMT News Channel 3, West Michigan

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Oct 25, 2018

Village of Mecosta officials accept a $10,000 donation from Nestlé Waters North America for the construction of a new community well in Bromley Park. (Pioneer photos/Brandon Fountain) Photo courtesy of: The Pioneer, Big Rapids News

MECOSTA — The small village park in Mecosta should be springing to life in the not-so-distant future.

The amenities at the village’s Bromley Park will include a new potable water well, thanks to a $10,000 donation from Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA). The donation, which was made Thursday morning at the village office, includes funds for drilling and the installation of a hand pump water well.

The donation came after more than a year of discussion between community organizations like Mecosta Revitalization and Arlene Anderson-Vincent, NWNA natural resource manager at Ice Mountain.

Coverage By: The Pioneer, Big Rapids News

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Sep 13, 2018

Focusing on the safety and well-being of our associates and neighbors within our communities

At Nestlé Waters North America, we believe that access to safe, clean drinking water is a fundamental human right. In the event of an emergency or natural disaster, when a community’s access to quality drinking water is affected, we have the responsibility and privilege to provide our support.

Across the Mid-Atlantic, as we prepare for Hurricane Florence to make landfall, we are focusing on the safety and well-being of our associates and neighbors within our communities.

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Feb 14, 2017

 

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Aug 19, 2016

Nestlé is the highest ranked food and beverage company in Fortune Magazine’s annual ‘Change the World’ list of the top 50 companies that are ‘doing well by doing good’. It’s the second year that the magazine has produced the list, and we were 5th overall in the rankings.

Fortune Magazine said, “Food is more than just food when it’s fortified with nutrients that billions would otherwise lack. Given the reach of the world’s largest food and beverage company, all this - which Nestlé tracks in its annual "Creating Shared Value" report - makes a difference.” 

Read more about the results on  Fortune Magazine's website.

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Jul 23, 2016


The [email protected]é open innovation platform has gone live. Nestlé’s new global platform aims to increase the quality and speed of innovative solutions that respond to social and business challenges, and is open to startups worldwide.

[email protected]é enables entrepreneurs to work as collaborative partners alongside dedicated Nestlé teams, to tackle projects that matter both to Nestlé and the millions of people who buy the company’s products.

Pete Blackshaw, Vice President of Digital and Social Media, Nestlé, said “[email protected]é will be the company’s flagship global collaboration program and serve as a catalyst for speed, transparency and cutting red tape.”

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Jun 23, 2016

 

As the temperatures in Arizona and across the West break record highs, the importance to hydrate becomes even more critical, especially to those who may not have regular access to water. 

Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) partnered with the Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) to supply a donation of 37,440 .5L bottles of Arrowhead® Brand 100% Mountain Spring Water to help the shelter’s clients stay cool.  CASS is the largest homeless shelter in Metro Phoenix and NWNA’s donation is the largest single donation of bottled water that they have received. The water will be distributed to homeless individuals and families. 

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May 24, 2016

 

Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) is leading the way in digital marketing is the message that came through loud and clear at the Salesforce Connections conference recently held in Atlanta.  Antonio Sciuto, NWNA Chief Marketing Officer, a key note speaker, was joined on the main stage by an amazing line-up of speakers, including Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts and astronaut Scott Kelly.

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May 22, 2016

Natural Extracts Industries (NEI) from Tanzania and Agro-Hub from Cameroon have been selected as the finalists for Nestlé's Creating Shared Value Prize 2016 (pdf, 180Kb)

NEI is a social enterprise pioneering the sustainable extraction of flavours in Tanzania.

Agro-Hub is an agricultural production and marketing agency in South-West Cameroon working to help small-scale cassava farmers gain access to sustainable markets.

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Apr 21, 2016

From cleanup to restoration:
 How communities rally around water

Growing up in Riverside, California, Megan Brousseau knew the Santa Ana River for being debris- and effluent-filled, despite it being the reason this arid region had been settled decades before, when the famous orange groves first sprouted.

“The city had turned its back to the river and built everything facing away from it,” she said. But during her sweet 16 summer, Brousseau was introduced to the last remaining idyllic parts of the cool waterway when her then-boyfriend, now husband, sneaked her past the chain-link fences. The two spent the hot months basking in the refreshing shade. “We didn’t have access to air conditioning or swimming pools, and here I found a running river and a place for all of our friends to be free and barefoot and see fish and birds and connect with nature.”

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Mar 08, 2016

 

Nestlé issued the 2015 Annual Report alongside the summary report Nestlé in Society: Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments.


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Jan 07, 2016

On January 5, 2016 the Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD) announced a partnership with Arrowhead® Brand Mountain Spring Water to construct a groundwater treatment project within the Cucamonga groundwater basin that will increase the availability and reliability of local water supplies.

“Our area continues to face severe drought and we need to find new ways to meet the need for water,” said Martin Zvirbulis, CVWD General Manager. “That’s why we are extremely pleased to pursue this new water supply opportunity with the help of Arrowhead. The value of local water supplies cannot be overstated and the more water we can develop locally, the more diverse our water supply portfolio becomes.”

“Arrowhead’s investment has a direct benefit to the community: it reduces our reliance on more expensive sources of water imported from Northern California and it will help offset a significant portion of the project’s cost,” said Zvirbulis.

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