DENVER, Colo. – March 9, 2020 – The Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) bottling factory in Denver, Colo., has received certification under the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) International Water Stewardship Standard, the company’s 10th factory to be certified in the U.S. and the only AWS-certified factory in Colorado. As the 26th Nestlé Waters factory to receive certification globally, NWNA remains committed to certify all of its sites to the AWS Standard by 2025.
AWS is a global, member collaboration comprised of businesses, non-governmental organizations and public sector groups, which is committed to protecting local water resources through the adoption and promotion of a universal framework for the sustainable use of water.
Stanwood, Michigan – March 3, 2020 – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), in partnership with Fremont Area Community Foundation (FACF), is pleased to announce the most recent recipients of grants awarded through the Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund (IMESF). The IMESF supports the long-term sustainability of the Muskegon River and its ecosystems by funding environmental conservation projects and programs throughout the watershed.
The recipients selected for 2019 grants include: the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, the largest statewide conservation organization in the nation; Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, a regional education service agency that serves the public schools of Muskegon and parts of Oceana, Ottawa, and Newaygo counties; Muskegon River Watershed Assembly, which is dedicated to the preservation, protection, restoration and sustainable use of the Muskegon River; and Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited. Trout Unlimited is America’s leading conservation organization for coldwater fisheries.
STAMFORD, Conn., (February 12, 2020) – Nestlé Waters North America Inc. (NWNA) today announced that its ReadyRefresh by Nestlé direct-to-consumer beverage delivery service has achieved carbon neutrality and earned the CarbonNeutral company certification for the year 2020 in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol (pdf, 4Mb), a global standard for carbon neutral programs. ReadyRefresh provides convenient access to a variety of leading healthy beverage brands with an easy-to-shop website and flexible delivery options in the U.S.
This achievement builds on ReadyRefresh’s continuous journey to reduce its environmental impact and greenhouse gas emissions through multiple initiatives, including:
- Fleet improvements: ReadyRefresh is on track to convert 50% of its beverage delivery trucks to propane this year and has started to add electric vehicles to its last-mile fleet.
- Route optimization: ReadyRefresh has implemented dynamic routing to meet evolving customer needs. This led to a reduction in customer delivery miles by 600,000 in 2019.
- Road to rail: ReadyRefresh ships water dispensers to be cleaned and redeployed for use from the West to the East coast by train instead of by truck. Each month, transporting by train saves approximately 100 tons of carbon compared to traveling by truck.
- Renewable energy: All ReadyRefresh branches in Texas use 100% renewable electricity purchased through a power purchase agreement, except for one where the option is unavailable. The renewable electricity helps reduce emissions by 397 tons per year. ReadyRefresh is exploring options to expand its use of renewable electricity to its 11 branches in Florida and Pennsylvania in 2020.
“As a direct-to-consumer beverage delivery service with more than 7,000 deliveries every working hour, we are committed to making our operations as efficient and environmentally friendly as possible while listening to our customers and serving the communities, states and regions in which we operate,” said Henrik Jelert, Executive Vice President, ReadyRefresh. “This achievement marks an important step in our journey to grow the ReadyRefresh service through agile adaptation to ever-evolving customer needs, operational efficiency and longstanding sustainability efforts that help to minimize our environmental footprint.”
To address the remaining emissions after the above initiatives and to drive immediate progress on reducing its carbon footprint, ReadyRefresh worked with Natural Capital Partners to purchase carbon offsets in the regions, states and communities where it operates, enabling it to be certified as CarbonNeutral in 2020. As part of its commitment to minimizing its carbon footprint, ReadyRefresh will continue to further reduce absolute emissions through additional carbon footprint reduction activities and explore insetting projects within the land and forest areas owned and managed by the company.
Zephyrhills, FL ⎯ January 14, 2020 ⎯ Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) today announced the results of a new study detailing the significant economic benefits that its three water bottling facilities and 10 branch offices and distribution centers bring to the state of Florida.
The study, conducted by Orlando-based PFM Group Consulting LLC (PFM), formerly Fishkind and Associates, examined the economic and fiscal impacts of NWNA properties and business activities throughout the state.
According to the study, NWNA’s operations in 2018 had a total economic impact of $256,841,566 in the state of Florida. This includes supporting 1,737 direct, indirect, and induced Florida jobs with annual total wages of $93,202,483. Additionally, NWNA purchased $125,644,721 of goods and services, and other operating expenditures made in the state.
STAMFORD, Conn., (January 10, 2020) – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) today announced that its ReadyRefresh® by Nestlé® delivery service has expanded its beverage portfolio as part of ReadyRefresh’s mission to deliver healthy, convenient and great-tasting hydration to its customers. ReadyRefresh offers an easy-to-shop website, flexible delivery options, and growing portfolio of beverage products.
“We take pride in understanding the types of products our customers want and taking action to meet their needs,” said Henrik Jelert, Executive Vice President, ReadyRefresh. “That is why we’re introducing new and innovative beverages that excite our customers and complement our healthy hydration options. With just a click, our customers can quench their thirst with products delivered directly to their door or office.”
In November 2019, ReadyRefresh started to offer Vita Coco’s coconut water, and in the coming months, ReadyRefresh customers will be able to order hellowater’s fiber-infused flavored waters, RISE Brewing Co.’s nitro cold brew coffee cans, and UPTIME’s energy drinks.
Both Keep America Beautiful and NWNA are based in Stamford, Connecticut, and have a long history of working together on Keep America Beautiful programs and initiatives focusing on promoting recycling infrastructure, sustainability education, and environmental stewardship.
Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) is pleased to announce that our South Houston and Pasadena bottling facilities in Texas have received certification under the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) International Water Stewardship Standard. These AWS certifications are the first for any company in Texas, and the ninth and tenth for Nestlé Waters North America. They add to the 20 Nestlé Waters global facilities certified elsewhere worldwide, and will help the company meet its commitment to certify all of its sites globally to the AWS Standard by 2025.
New study illuminates consumer confusion about recycling and sentiment toward plastic packaging in the U.S.
STAMFORD, Conn., (Nov. 12, 2019) – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) today unveils its third annual, comprehensive national study, This is How We Planet: America’s Perspective on Water, Packaging and Health. As part of America Recycles Week (November 11-15), NWNA highlights some of the biggest packaging and recycling challenges facing the U.S. today and how the company has made strides since last year’s America Recycles Week to address them.
The This is How We Planet: America’s Perspective on Water, Packaging and Health Study has revealed:
• 94% of Americans say that our society produces too much plastic waste, and yet 42% of those surveyed say it is easier to throw away plastic in their area than to recycle it.
• Rural communities, in particular, are at a disadvantage, with 52% of rural residents saying that it is easier to throw away plastic in their community than to recycle it.
• Nearly three in four Americans (74%) expect to see more action from companies that use plastic to tackle the problem of plastic waste.
• Only about half of Americans (52%) feel they are aware of what kinds of plastic are and are not recyclable. Those who reported being aware of how to recycle plastics were nearly twice as likely to always recycle compared to those who were not aware (52% compared to 29%).
• Americans overwhelmingly support campaigns that encourage individuals to do more to recycle (86%) and explain the recyclability of different types of plastic (83%).
NWNA acquires Watchung Beverage Delivery service and assumes lease in Lakewood, NJ
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nestlé Waters North America Inc. (NWNA) announced today that it is expanding its ReadyRefresh® by Nestlé® operations with the acquisition of Watchung Spring Water Co., Inc. (Watchung) in Lakewood, New Jersey, one of NWNA’s largest distributors in the U.S. As part of the transaction, NWNA will acquire the Watchung service and assume the lease for the building in which Watchung operated.
The acquisition will broaden the ReadyRefresh footprint to the following New Jersey counties: Monmouth, Ocean, Mercer, Atlantic Cape May, and Cumberland; and enable ReadyRefresh to expand capacity across New Jersey. The purchase agreement was signed on October 9, 2019 and the transaction closed today.
Kid-Friendly Super Hero Bottles Made From 100% rPET and Use Innovative Label Recycling Technology
Stamford, Conn., – Nestlé® Pure Life® has introduced “DC Collection” bottles to its portfolio. The 330mL bottles, which feature DC characters, are made from 100% recycled plastic (rPET) and are 100% recyclable, including the cap.
In stores now, the exciting new ”DC Collection” includes four popular DC characters -- Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and Shazam. Additionally, the bottles have a fun Super Hero symbol on the side of the bottle that encourages kids to finish drinking their water. Once done, they can shine a flashlight through the bottle, projecting the symbol on a wall.
Ice Mountain announced the completion of a new well in Bromley Park. The well provides a much-needed source of water for residents and visitors who utilize Bromley Park.
MECOSTA, Michigan – Ice Mountain® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water, part of Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), today announced the completion of a new community well in Bromley Park. Construction of the well was made possible by a donation of approximately $20,000 from NWNA.
The donation funded drilling costs, construction of a cement walkway around the well to provide safe access and protection from erosion, installation of parking posts, and the hiring of an environmental engineering firm to support the Village of Mecosta in obtaining necessary permits and to provide project oversight. Construction of the well began in May 2019, and was successfully completed in time to make it usable by the end of summer into this fall.
“This is a great addition to our community and we are grateful for the generous donation by Nestlé Waters North America,” said Steven Bishop, President of the Village of Mecosta. “The company is not just another local business. It sponsors and supports events, including those held in Bromley Park, that make a difference in the community.”Read the full press release.
STAMFORD, CT – Nestlé Waters North America, one of the leading beverage companies in North America, today announced that Vivek Bedi will be appointed to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective December 1, 2019. In this role, he will be a Director of the company and a member of the Executive Team. Bill Pearson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will retire, effective December 31, 2019.
“Bill has been an integral part of our company during his 23-year career here – a decade of which he spent as our Chief Financial Officer. Thanks to his guidance and leadership, Nestlé Waters North America stands well-positioned for growth. He will certainly be missed – both personally and professionally,” said Fernando Mercé, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé Waters North America.
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Ambitious and Workable New Law Helps take the “Single” out of “Single-Use Plastics”
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nestlé Waters North America applauds the California Legislature for passing Assembly Bill 792 and encourages Governor Gavin Newsom to sign the bill into law. Over the next 11 years, this new law will continue to increase the percentage of recycled content in plastic beverage containers sold in California.
Assembly Bill 792, sponsored by Assembly Members Phil Ting and Jacqui Irwin, passed in the Assembly on September 13th and the Senate in the early morning hours of September 14th.
This ambitious and workable new law will require beverage manufacturers to use 10% recycled plastic in their containers sold in California starting on January 1, 2021. That percentage increases aggressively to 25% by January 1, 2025 and 50% by January 1, 2030. These requirements pertain to all beverage containers subject to the California Redemption Value.
Certification by global, independent entity reaffirms company’s water stewardship efforts
STANWOOD, Mich. – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) is pleased to announce that its Stanwood bottling facility in Michigan has received Gold certification under the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) International Water Stewardship Standard, the company’s second facility awarded this certification. Achieving advanced-level certification recognizes the additional effort and positive water stewardship outcomes that go beyond core requirements of the AWS Standard. NWNA remains the only company in North America with Gold-certified facilities. As the eighth Nestlé Waters facility to achieve AWS certification in the North America, and the 19th to receive certification globally, this is part of the company’s commitment to certify all of its sites to the AWS Standard by 2025.
AWS is a global, member collaboration, comprised of businesses, non-governmental organizations and public sector groups, which is committed to local water resources through the adoption and promotion of a universal framework for the sustainable use of water. The AWS Standard is the first of its kind globally to promote best practices in water stewardship that benefit communities and preserve local watersheds, which are key priorities for Nestlé Waters North America.
“Nestlé Waters continues to set the bar for excellence in water stewardship performance. AWS Gold certification for their Stanwood site signifies their commitment to helping to ensure that the benefits of water stewardship reach the communities in which they operate,” said Matt Howard, Director for the Alliance for Water Stewardship North America. “It’s commendable that their water efficiency ratios at this plant are industry-leading, and the ground water modeling and water quality monitoring they do for the Mecosta region helps to ensure that their water stewardship performance creates shared value for stakeholders.
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#NotTrash Instagram campaign is first activation between Poland Spring and The Recycling Partnership to help residents recycle more, better
STAMFORD, CT – Less than 30% of plastic bottles are currently recycled in the U.S.1 And less than half of recyclables in U.S. homes get recycled by consumers2. Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water is teaming up with The Recycling Partnership to tackle one of the core reasons for low recycling rates: consumer confusion.
Starting this month, Poland Spring and The Recycling Partnership, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming recycling for good in communities across the country, are launching their first Instagram recycling hotline to help to answer the common question, “Can I recycle this?” Consumers can post a photo of the item in question on their Instagram feed or in their stories tagging #NotTrash and @PolandSpringWtr to ask for help. Poland Spring and The Recycling Partnership will get back to them with an answer.
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Just in time for summer, Hydration Station returns to help Mainers stay hydrated
POLAND, ME – As Summer 2019 kicks off, Poland Spring® 100% Natural Spring Water is pleased to announce the return of its popular Hydration Station to help Mainers stay healthy and hydrated at outdoor events through the hot days ahead. For the second year in a row, the Hydration Station will travel around the state at a variety of community events throughout the summer. Similar to Nestlé Waters’ Ready Refresh delivery service, the Hydration Station utilizes 5-gallon refillable containers where people can easily fill up their reusable bottles with complimentary Poland Spring water.
“We’re very excited to bring back the Hydration Station for the second year,” said Poland Spring Community Relations Manager Heather Printup. “We had a lot of great, positive feedback on the Hydration Station, and have received requests from organizers we worked with last year along with new requests for it this year.”
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Released by the National PTA.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. —National PTA is pleased to announce that Nestlé Waters North America, together with its national purified water brand Nestlé® Pure Life®, have become the association’s newest Proud National Sponsor. Through a healthy hydration program developed by the alliance, grants, recycling bins and thousands of bottles of water will be awarded to PTAs across the country. The goal of the program is to help families live healthier lives by encouraging them to choose water. The announcement was made during the association’s 2019 Convention & Expo in Columbus, Ohio.
“PTA is committed to making a difference for the health and well-being of children and families,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “Drinking water is a fundamental part of living a healthy lifestyle, and we are excited to join forces with Nestlé Waters North America and ® to help make that choice easier for families.”
Poland Spring Hydration Station will be onsite to provide visitors with free spring water for their reusable water bottles
POLAND, ME – Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water is helping to celebrate the first full day of summer, right in its own back yard, at the 10th annual Heritage Day and Strawberry Festival. The celebration is held each year on the grounds of the Poland Spring Resort & Preservation Park.
This free, family-friendly event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on June 22, 2019 in Poland, Maine. Visitors are invited to come and enjoy special activities for children such as a petting zoo, face painting, and bounce houses, as well as craft vendors, live music, and plenty of strawberry shortcake and ice cream.
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Poland Spring is on track to be first major bottled water brand in the U.S. to convert its portfolio to recycled plastic
Stamford, CT – Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water, America’s leading spring water brand, announced today that it has started transitioning its packaging to recycled plastic (rPET), and plans to be the first major bottled water brand to reach 100% recycled plastic across its still water portfolio by 20221 . This month, the brand’s 1-liter bottles will begin being made using 100% rPET. In April, the brand launched a premium offering, Poland Spring® ORIGIN in 900mL bottles, which are also made entirely of recycled plastic.
“As a company, we’ve already put our stake in the ground when it comes to taking the ‘single’ out of ‘single-use’ plastic bottles,” says Fernando Mercé, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Waters North America. “As we begin to transform Poland Spring, our most iconic brand, to 100% recycled plastic packaging, we will begin to bring this commitment to life for our consumers in a tangible way. Bottles like these, which are made from 100% recycled plastic and are 100% recyclable, are proof that a fully circular economy is within our reach.”
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Ice Mountain Grant Applications Due July 15
The application for grants from the Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund is now open. Completed applications are due July 15.
The Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund was established in 2002 by what is now Nestlé Waters North America with an intial investment of $500,000. Grants are made from the fund to sustain the waters and water-dependent natural resources of the Muskegon River Watershed by supporting conservation, enhancement, and restoration projects. The fund provides up to $50,000 annually and typical grants are from $5,000 to $20,000.
“The Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund has supported numerous projects throughout the Muskegon River Watershed for the past 17 years,” said Arlene Anderson-Vincent, Natural Resource Manager in the Midwest for Nestlé Waters North America.
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Social Media Challenge Encourages Families To Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Stamford, Conn. – Following the success of last year’s “Choose Water” campaign, Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) and WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced the 2019 Nestlé Waters Challenge, which encourages Americans to live healthier lifestyles. The Nestlé Waters Challenge kicks off with a sweepstakes that inspires individuals and families to share the simple steps they are taking towards making healthy beverage, food and lifestyle decisions.
- Participants can enter by following WWE on Twitter (@WWE) or Instagram (@WWE) and tweeting or posting a message using #NestleWatersChallenge and #Sweepstakes or by signing up at www.wwe.com/nestlewaterschallenge.
- The #NestleWatersChallenge will be open through July 14, 2019.
- One winner from the sweepstakes will receive a trip for four to WWE SummerSlam at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Sunday, August 11.
- The prize package will include four tickets to SummerSlam, roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations for three nights.
WWE and Nestlé Waters North America will release co-branded digital videos, featuring WWE Superstars Charlotte Flair®, Natalya® and Titus O’Neil®, and WWE announcer Charly Caruso®, who is also a personal trainer. The videos will challenge WWE fans to show the various ways they are making healthy choices, and will be distributed across WWE’s and Nestlé Waters North America’s digital and social media platforms.
The Brand’s National Campaign Features the Sleek New Packaging with Vibrant Orange Logo, and Emphasizes the Key Product Benefit, the Smoothest Taste from The Sun-Drenched Hills of Tuscany
STAMFORD, CT – Acqua Panna®Natural Spring Water, the premium still water recognized for its rich Tuscan heritage and incredibly smooth taste, today launches their first-ever national, cross-platform campaign featuring the launch of sleek new packaging with a stylish visual design. Established in 1564, for the first time in Acqua Panna brand’s longstanding history, they are investing to grow beyond the walls of restaurants where the brand is a leader globally.
The 0:30 second TV spot airing today is part of the brand’s multi-million-dollar “Meet The Smoothest Taste on Earth” campaign, showcasing the brand’s new bottle and logo. The campaign will air nationally across broadcast, digital, and social channels through fall 2019. “Meet The Smoothest Taste on Earth” brings to life key values of Acqua Panna – exploration, discovery and spontaneity – while showcasing the one-of-a-kind smooth tasting water that flows through the sun-drenched hills of Tuscany.
“These are big changes for our storied brand. The premium still category is expected to grow over $1 billion in the next three years and now is the perfect time to share the smooth taste of Acqua Panna with new consumers,” said Yumiko Clevenger-Lee, Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of Nestlé Waters North America. “With our ‘Meet The Smoothest Taste on Earth’ campaign, we want to inspire consumers to experience a new journey of their own. We hope they will be as inspired as we are by the water’s 14-year journey through the hills of Tuscany, which gives Acqua Panna the perfect mineral balance for the smoothest taste. We look forward to connecting with our consumers – and continuing to provide them with the highest quality and most coveted product on shelves worldwide.”
Responds to company request for highly respected third-party scientific review of local water levels
Evart, Michigan – May 8, 2019 – At the request of Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has begun monitoring, collecting, and publishing surface water and groundwater data near NWNA’s White Pine Springs site in Osceola Township, Michigan. The USGS is conducting the data collection through a joint funding agreement with NWNA and is being coordinated by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). The White Pine Springs site is one of the spring sources used to produce NWNA’s Ice Mountain® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.
This project is part of the USGS Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program, which was established to provide a more accurate assessment and status of the country’s water resources, assist in the determination of the quantity and quality of water available for beneficial uses, identify long-term trends in water availability, and improve the ability to forecast the availability of water for economic, energy production, and environmental uses.
The crisp, refreshing taste of 100% Natural Spring Water from Maine now available nationwide through Amazon.com, in a NEW, 100% recycled plastic1 bottle.
Poland Spring, ME – Surrounded by pine trees, hidden in the woods is the source of Poland Spring® ORIGIN. It is the first leading American premium bottled spring water, sustainably sourced from the White Cedar Spring in Maine. Poland Spring ORIGIN will bring the refreshingly crisp taste of 100% natural spring water from Maine to people across the U.S. for the first time.
“Poland Spring is a trusted brand with over 170 years of rich history and is well-known to many in the Northeast and beyond,” said Yumiko Clevenger-Lee, Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of Nestlé Waters North America. “For years we’ve been getting consumer letters, calls and social posts from all over the U.S. requesting we make Poland Spring available nationwide. With the launch of Poland Spring ORIGIN, we are excited to delight consumers throughout the entire USA.”
Nestlé® Pure Life® bottle is only major nationally distributed bottled water made using 100 percent recycled plastic
Los Angeles, Calif. – In recognition of its innovative use of recycled plastic, and its product design centered on recycling, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) names Nestlé Waters North America as its 2019 Design for Recycling® (DFR) Award winner. The DFR Award is ISRI’s most prestigious award given annually to the most innovative contribution to products designed with recycling in mind. Nestlé Waters has received the award specifically for the design of its Nestlé® Pure Life® 700ml bottle made from 100 percent recycled PET plastic (rPET).
RUMFORD, Maine – Poland Spring announced today that it has begun purchasing spring water from the Rumford Water District in Rumford, Maine. As part of the water purchase agreement, Poland Spring’s parent company, Nestlé Waters North America, has created the “Poland Spring Rumford Community Benefit Fund,” which will invest $1.2 million over four years to provide funding for projects identified by the community.
“Since first identifying Rumford as a potential spring water source, we have worked with the local community to determine mutual needs, concerns, and priorities,” said Mark Dubois, Natural Resource Manager for Poland Spring. “We are pleased to be making the initial investment in the Poland Spring Rumford Community Benefit Fund, and the town has set up the structure so that a board of local citizens can determine how best to allocate funding to support projects important to the Town and residents of Rumford.”
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), one of the nation’s leading beverage manufacturers, announced today that it is expanding its ReadyRefresh® by Nestlé® operations with the purchase of Diamond Springs water and beverage delivery service throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. ReadyRefresh is NWNA’s delivery service that provides a variety of refreshing beverage options directly to the homes of consumers and the offices of local businesses.
The acquisition of the Diamond Springs assets will expand the ReadyRefresh footprint in the Carolinas with five new branches, located in: Greenville, South Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; Raleigh, North Carolina; and the Triad region of North Carolina, which encompasses Winston-Salem, High Point, and Greensboro. The purchase agreement was signed March 4, 2019 and the transaction closed March 22, 2019.
STAMFORD, Conn – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) is celebrating World Water Day and embracing its 2019 theme of “Leaving no one behind” by engaging local stakeholders at many of its facilities throughout the United States and Canada on March 21 and 22.
NWNA views transparency of its operations as a critical part of its relationships with the people in the over 140 communities where the company operates. As such, 15 NWNA sites in eight states and Ontario, Canada are opening their doors to neighbors by hosting tours of their facilities, holding roundtable discussions about water sustainability, and leading educational programs, such as globally recognized Project WET and Adopt-a-Stream activities.
STANWOOD, Mich. – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has committed to investing an additional $2 million into its Ice Mountain Environmental Stewardship Fund (IMESF). The IMESF supports the long-term sustainability of the Muskegon River Watershed and its ecosystems by funding environmental conservation projects and programs throughout the Watershed.
NWNA founded the fund in 2002 and supported it with an initial $500,000 investment over a five-year period. The company has continued to provide donations to the fund, in varying amounts, over the past 17 years. This latest $2 million investment will be paid in annual $100,000 installments for the next 20 years.
Poland Spring, ME – To celebrate the First Day of Spring, Poland Spring is launching a new campaign to show what makes spring water special. A new national survey by KRC Research on behalf of Poland Spring highlights that while most Americans drink bottled water, 43% of them admit that they don’t know the difference between spring and purified water. The survey also found a surprising lack of engagement around knowing the source and ingredients in their bottled water.
This week, Poland Spring will launch a campaign around the Maine sources of its 100% Natural Spring Water to help better educate bottled water drinkers in the Northeast. “Poland Spring has been a trusted brand that’s been loved by consumers since 1845 and we’ve recognized the need to further build consumer awareness and education,” states Rosa Veliz, Sr. Brand Manager for Poland Spring. “This year, we’ll work to address this through the launch of our new campaign that focuses on 100% Natural Spring Water.”
The “Spring Water From the Heart of Maine” campaign will have unique spots that highlight different aspects behind Poland Spring 100% Natural Spring Water, from being filtered through 10,000 year old glacial aquifers to its naturally occurring minerals that contribute to its unique crisp, refreshing taste. The campaign gives the springs a voice to tell their story on what it means to be 100% Natural Spring Water and reinforces what sets Poland Spring apart from other bottled waters.
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--Ozarka Donates $10,000 to Americares to Assist Relief Efforts--
--Deer Park and Zephyrhills Provide Truckloads of Spring Water--
STAMFORD, Conn. – Following the devastation in Alabama and Georgia from Sunday’s tornadoes, Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) answered a request from longtime relief partner Americares for help. NWNA’s three southern regional spring water brands quickly responded and provided bottled water and other assistance.
The Ozarka® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water team donated $10,000 to Americares to help fund the organization’s tornado relief efforts. Additionally, the Deer Park® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water and Zephyrhills® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water teams each sent a truckload of water from their factories. Each truck will contain approximately 30,000 bottles of spring water. The Zephyrhills truck is scheduled to arrive at the Feeding the Valley Food Bank in LaGrange, GA and the Deer Park truck at the Food Bank of East Alabama in Auburn, AL later this afternoon.
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), one of the leading beverage companies in North America, today announced that David Tulauskas joins as Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, effective March 4, 2019.
Tulauskas comes from General Motors (GM) where he most recently served as sustainability director. In his new role, he will oversee NWNA’s sustainability operations, and will be responsible for driving the company forward on its sustainability journey, with a focus on continuing to integrate sustainability into NWNA’s operations and iconic brands. He will serve as a member of the NWNA Executive Team and will report to President and Chief Executive Officer, Fernando Mercé.
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Families can now keep hydrated with healthy beverages while earning money for their schools at the same time
Stamford, CT – (February 21, 2019) – Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water, a Nestlé Waters North America brand, has become the first bottled water partner of Box Tops for Education. Together, the two brands will help schools nationwide earn funding for education initiatives.
New fruit-forward varieties are made with 100% natural spring water from Maine and reflect on-trend flavor preferences
Poland Spring, ME – Sparkling water enthusiasts can now enjoy flavorful new fizzy experiences made from 100% natural Maine spring water, thanks to the expansion of the line of Poland Spring flavored sparkling waters. The brand has officially introduced its expanded line-up, which includes six new flavors that meet consumers’ demand for exciting bubbly options and alternatives to sugary beverages.
The innovative new Poland Spring Sparkling varieties feature unique flavor profiles that tap into trending tastes. New flavors include: Ruby Red Grapefruit, Lemon Ginger, White Peach Ginger, Blood Orange Hibiscus, Orange Mango and Vanilla Flavor Twist. In fact, a growing appeal for floral flavors among consumers landed hibiscus as 2019’s “flavor of the year,” while lemon and grapefruit are among the top three sought-after sparkling flavors.
STAMFORD, CONN. – As national parks face issues with unmanaged waste during the government shutdown, Keep America Beautiful, the largest community improvement organization in the United States, and Nestlé Waters North America, one of the leading beverage companies in North America, announced today that they are teaming up to help mobilize affiliate organizations and volunteers across the country to clean up these shared public spaces.
This national effort will kick off on St. Simons Island in Georgia. The Keep America Beautiful local affiliate, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful in Brunswick, Georgia, has committed, with the help of more than 40 new volunteers added to their existing volunteer pool, to clean up and maintain trash and recycling container service at historic Fort Frederica National Monument and the Bloody Marsh National Monument during the government shutdown.
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) announced today that it has acquired a bottling facility in High Springs, Florida from Ice River Springs Marianna LLC. The 300,000 square foot facility will be NWNA’s third manufacturing location in Florida, including its operations in Madison and Pasco counties. The transaction closed on December 28, 2018, and there will be a brief mutually agreed upon post-close transition. Purchase terms were not disclosed.
“We are evolving our operations to better support the future needs of our business and position the company for long-term success,” said Alex Gregorian, Nestlé Waters North America Executive Vice President, Technical and Production. “This strategically located facility will enable us to more efficiently serve current and future customers of our popular Zephyrhills® Natural Spring Water and Nestlé® Pure Life® bottled water brands. We look forward to being a part of the High Springs community.”
POLAND SPRING, Maine – Poland Spring associates from the Poland, Hollis, and Kingfield bottling facilities helped spread holiday cheer in their communities this season by supporting local families in need.
“Each year, our team of dedicated associates goes above and beyond to support local charities in their communities to help families have a brighter holiday,” said Heather Printup, Community Relations Manager for Poland Spring. “Poland Spring associates don’t do this because they have to; they do this because they understand the importance of giving back and being good neighbors.”
- Nestlé Waters’ U.S. packaging portfolio is currently 100 percent recyclable
- Latest milestone puts the company on track to nearly quadruple its use of recycled materials in less than 3 years
STAMFORD, CONN. – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), one of the leading beverage companies in North America, announced today that it will achieve 25 percent recycled plastic across its U.S. domestic portfolio by 2021. The company plans to continue expanding its use of recycled materials in the coming years, further setting an ambition to reach 50 percent recycled plastic by 2025.
POLAND SPRING, Maine – For the sixth consecutive year, Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water is participating in the country’s longest veterans parade, Wreaths Across America, by transporting some of the more than 200,000 Maine-made wreaths from Washington County, Maine to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
The weeklong journey will kick-off in Harrington, Maine, on Sunday, December 9, and will conclude in Arlington on Saturday, December 15. Upon arrival at the cemetery, the wreaths will be placed on the tombstones of fallen soldiers; honoring them during this holiday season.
Iconic Maine Brands Announce Consumer Sweepstakes to Give Away Exclusive Tote Bags Made from Recycled Materials
POLAND SPRING, Maine – Poland Spring®100% Natural Spring Water and Maine retailer, Sea Bags, are collaborating to raise awareness about recycling, and help prevent recyclable materials from being discarded in landfills. In celebration of America Recycles Day, Poland Spring and Sea Bags have collaborated to create 100 limited-edition, premium tote bags utilizing sail cloth made from recycled water bottles.
The outside of each bag is made from sail material fabricated from recycled bottles, while the inside is made from Sea Bags’ collection of recycled sail cloth. The bag’s exterior will feature an image of the State of Maine with a heart sewn over Poland, Maine, the home of Poland Spring® 100% Natural Spring Water since 1845. The inside lining design features trivia about the Poland Spring brand, Sea Bags, and Maine. Twenty-five of the tote bags will be given away through a sweepstakes launching today*, and the remainder will be donated back to local organizations for fundraisers.
The sail cloth which is being used to create the exterior of the totes was commissioned over 10 years ago by local Maine sailor and Nestlé Waters North America employee, Bob Daigle. Originally created for his boat named “Thirsty,” the sail cloth is 80 percent made from recycled plastic bottles.
ALLENTOWN, PA – Nestlé Waters North America announced today that it has signed a significant agreement with recycled PET plastic (rPET) supplier CarbonLITE, and that CarbonLITE will expand its U.S. operations by building a third facility in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania.
The new contract builds upon Nestlé Waters’ existing relationship with CarbonLITE, one of the largest producers of food-grade, post-consumer rPET, and allow the beverage company to further expand use of recycled materials in its packaging. The company currently purchases rPET from CarbonLITE’s existing facilities in California and Texas.
“We are pleased that CarbonLITE will be locating a facility in a region important to our manufacturing footprint,” says Bill Trackim, Vice President, Head of Supply Chain and Procurement at Nestlé Waters North America. “Being able to purchase rPET in the area helps us better support the regional economy while promoting environmental sustainability through the use of renewable and recyclable materials in our packaging.”
CarbonLITE anticipates the facility will be in full production by early 2020, and will have the ability to recycle over 2 billion post-consumer bottles a year. The new 200,000-square-foot processing facility is anticipated to save 60,000 tons of carbon annually by using post-consumer materials and produce 80 million pounds per year of food-grade rPET pellets.
POLAND, ME – Continuing its long-time support of STEM education and research at the University of Southern Maine (USM), Nestlé Waters North America, through its Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water, has awarded a $25,000 “Good Neighbor Grant” to the USM Foundation. The grant will fund an upland watershed monitoring project conducted by the University’s Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) program.
“At Nestlé Waters, we are committed to the sustainability of our natural resources and the environment, both in our own operations and the communities where we live and work,” said Heather Printup, Community Relations Manager for Poland Spring. “Our ‘Good Neighbor Grants’ are awarded to projects with a focus on education, environmental conservation and other endeavors that help improve the future of Maine. We can’t think of a more appropriate recipient than USM’s Environmental Science and Policy program.”
CABAZON, Calif. – Today, Nestlé Waters North America announced the installation and operation commencement of a third wind turbine at its water bottling facility in Cabazon, California. This week also marks the sixth anniversary of the groundbreaking of the facility’s first two wind turbines in 2012.The three turbines combined have a rated capacity of approximately 22 million kilowatt hours a year, and are expected to supply nearly 50 percent of the plant's total electricity needs, while offsetting 18,048 tons of CO2 per year – equivalent to the annual emissions from 1,768 homes or 3,506 passenger vehicles.
Developed by industry leader Foundation Windpower, the third turbine takes the company one step closer toward its goal of being 100 percent powered by renewable energy sources.
“Our team in Cabazon is really helping us lead the way when it comes to creating a more sustainable future,” said Alexander Gregorian, Vice President and Head of Technical and Production at Nestlé Waters North America. “Through their commitment, and with the critical support of partners like Foundation Windpower and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, we are moving closer and closer to our ultimate goal of being 100 percent renewable.”
HOUSTON, Texas – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), together with ENGIE Resources, today announced that they have signed a renewable energy agreement through which ENGIE will supply over 50 percent of the energy needed for NWNA’s manufacturing and distribution facilities in Texas. With this agreement, NWNA operations in Travis, McLennan, Dallas, and Harris counties will be supplied by renewable wind energy from the Midway Wind Farm in San Patricio County, Texas, supporting Nestlé’s global goal to transition to 100 percent renewable energy use in its operations.
NWNA will use clean, renewable energy to produce sustainably sourced beverage options for Texans, including the company’s Ozarka® Brand Natural Spring Water and Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water. The agreement will include up to 70,500 renewable energy certificates (RECs) per year from Midway Wind LLC. Based on current electrical usage, by transitioning its electrical power needs to renewable sources, the carbon footprint from the company’s Texas factories will be reduced by more than 44,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent per year. This is the equivalent of taking 9,500 vehicles off the road for one year.
“We are very grateful to Nestlé Waters for their generosity. The financial contributions will not only help our athletic program but also contribute to maintain the ‘Evart Wildcat Pride’ for all of our students,” said Shirley Howard, Superintendent of Evart Public Schools. “The renovated ball fields will be a tremendous asset to our students, our school and our community.”
The planned upgrades include re-soddings along the baselines and infields, renovations to the warning tracks and repairs to fences and the irrigation system.
Construction on the fields is scheduled to begin this fall, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony planned in early April.
ALLENTOWN, PA – Nestlé Waters North America announced today that its Allentown, Pennsylvania factories received certification under the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. Created and supported by prominent environmental conservation groups, development organizations, and industry leaders, the AWS Standard is the first comprehensive global benchmark for responsible water stewardship across social, environmental, and economic criteria. This achievement was confirmed through audits conducted by SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading international third-party certification body, and sole certifier to the AWS standard in North America.
Nestlé Waters has committed to implementing the AWS Standard at all of its factories around the world by 2025. With the Allentown AWS certification, the company has so far certified 11 Nestlé Waters factories, including seven in North America.
HAVANA – One of the Panhandle’s most picturesque springs will now be protected by a partnership between the Northwest Florida Water Management District, Washington County Commissioners, and Nestlé Waters North America.
The District, Washington County, and Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) will provide for the long-term protection of Cypress Spring and its surrounding property through a conservation easement. The acquisition covers approximately 300 acres, more than 1,000 linear feet of shoreline along Holmes Creek, and Cypress Spring – a second magnitude spring located in Washington County.
Read the full press release from the Northwest Florida Water Management District here: https://www.nwfwater.com/Contact-Us/Newsroom/Press-Releases/District-joins-Washington-County-Nestle-Waters-North-America-to-protect-Cypress-Spring
STAMFORD, Conn. – For the third time in four years, Nestlé Waters North America has turned over the keys to its former bottling facility in Calistoga, California to the American Red Cross to use as a staging area to help Northern California communities facing wildfires.
“The American Red Cross has a critical need for temporary warehouse space to provide support for victims of the Northern California wildfires,” said Joe Lund, Director of Operations for American Red Cross in Northern California. “In 2015 and then again in 2016, Nestlé Waters North America graciously offered the use of their former bottling plant as a temporary disaster supply center. Allowing the American Red Cross to use the facility again this year for the current fires is giving our response a huge boost.”
“We are committed to being good neighbors in the communities in which we live and work,” said Tara Carraro, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Nestlé Waters North America. “We understand how critical it is to have access to safe, clean drinking water, especially during times of emergency, and we know the important role that first responders and relief organizations play in getting these resources to communities where and when they’re needed. That’s why we’re proud to support the amazing work of the American Red Cross.”
2018 Natural Leader Award presented to Poland Spring Preservation Society
POLAND SPRING, ME – More than 100 local recipients of 2017 Poland Spring Good Neighbor Grants will be recognized at the company’s biennial luncheon honoring them for their community service. The luncheon will be held on August 28, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the historic Poland Spring Museum at 115 Preservation Way, Poland Spring, Maine.
Good Neighbor Grants are awarded to community groups with a focus on education, environmental conservation, and other local causes that help improve the future of Maine. Since 2000, Poland Spring has given more than $7 million to local Maine community organizations, causes and events through this program.
In addition to honoring all of the 2017 grant recipients, Poland Spring will present the top honor, the 2018 Natural Leader Award, to a non-profit that is very close to home: The Poland Spring Preservation Society. The Natural Leader Award is given biennially to a local organization in recognition of its commitment to making Maine a better place to live and work. The Natural Leader Award winner is chosen from among the many recipients of the 2017 Good Neighbor Grants.Read full press release.
- American consumers and experts rank clean water even higher than getting enough sleep and eating healthy foods as an important factor to living a healthy life
- More than half of American consumers and experts say they think about their water usage daily, yet, almost one-in-three say they don’t know enough ways to conserve water
- The majority of both American consumers and experts grade U.S. businesses a “C” on how frequently they contribute to water conservation activities
STAMFORD, Conn. – (August 14, 2018) Americans rank clean water as the most important factor to living a healthy life (27 percent of consumers and 32 percent of experts) – higher than even getting enough sleep (25 percent of consumers and 22 percent of experts) and eating healthy foods (23 percent of consumers and 25 percent of experts), according to “Perspectives on America's Water.” The study, the second annual of its kind conducted by Nestlé Waters North America, surveyed a total of 6,142 American consumers and experts on water-related topics
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) today announced that Yumi Clevenger-Lee has been named Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, effective August 1, 2018.
Clevenger-Lee is a seasoned and visionary marketer with a history of taking a consumer-centric approach toward developing products and campaigns. Her experience includes product innovation, reinventing brands through purpose, developing engaging campaigns and creating new communication and business models. Most recently marketing director, Latin America region, for Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW), Clevenger-Lee will oversee NWNA’s marketing operations in the United States. She will serve as a member of the NWNA Executive Team and will report to President and Chief Executive Officer, Fernando Mercé.
Program debuts at Poland Spring Heritage Day celebration June 23, 2018
POLAND SPRING, Maine – For more than 170 years, Poland Spring® Natural Spring Water has been part of the fabric of Maine, not only as one of the state’s most iconic brands, but also as a responsible steward of Maine’s natural resources. A true community partner, Poland Spring is active in the communities where its employees live and the business operates a bottling facility or load station, or where it sources its spring water. Philanthropic support of local projects always has been and continues to be a priority for Poland Spring.
With the launch of “Calling 207: Mainers Helping Mainers,” Poland Spring is now widening that effort to other communities across Maine and is looking to the state’s citizens to help find and select special activities, known as 207Acts. A 207Act is something that lends a helping hand to a community project and could include such projects as repainting a building, planting a garden or organizing a food drive.
Poland Spring, Maine – Fifteen Maine high school seniors now have an extra $1,000 to help cover college tuition after being awarded Good Science Scholarships from Poland Spring® 100% Natural Spring Water. Each of the seniors is planning to pursue post-secondary education in life science, physical science, earth science, engineering or environmental science or policy.
Students applied for the scholarships by writing an essay describing what environmental stewardship means to them. Applications are reviewed and awarded by a Poland Spring Selection Committee, made up of members of Poland Spring’s Community Relations and Human Resources teams.
Toronto, Canada – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) today announced Adam Graves has been named President and Business Executive Officer (BEO) of Nestlé Waters Canada, effective August 1, 2018.
Graves will also serve as a member of the NWNA executive team and will report to NWNA President and CEO Fernando Mercé. In his new role, Graves will be responsible for the overall operations of the Nestlé Waters Canada business, including: revenue, profit, market share, environmental stewardship and sustainability, product quality and customer satisfaction.
Vittel, France – Nestlé Waters has today announced that it will extend its commitment to water stewardship by certifying all of its sites to the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard by 2025.
- Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certification is the first standard to globally promote best practice in water stewardship that benefits communities and preserves local watersheds.
- Nestlé Waters is extending its commitment to AWS certification because the process enables broader, improved collaboration among local stakeholders.
- Nestlé Waters has achieved AWS certification for six facilities in North America, including all five of their bottling factories in California, and one in Hope, Canada.
- Nestlé Waters is encouraging other businesses to adopt the AWS Standard, as meaningful and inclusive collaboration between all local water users is essential for the sustainable management of water.
The global standard promotes responsible water use that benefits local communities socially and economically, while ensuring environmental sustainability of watersheds – all priorities for Nestlé. Since first committing to the AWS Standard in 2017, Nestlé Waters has already certified eight of its factories around the world, including in Pakistan, Canada and the United States.
STAMFORD, Conn., (May 29, 2018) – Nestlé Waters North America and WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced a joint campaign that encourages consumers to live a healthy lifestyle and “choose water.”
The campaign kicks off today with a sweepstakes, which encourages consumers to share the reasons they choose water. It can be entered by following WWE’s Twitter or Instagram accounts and tweeting or posting a message using #ChooseWater and #Sweepstakes or by signing up at www.wwe.com/choosewater. The winner will receive a trip to SummerSlam on Sunday, August 19, including tickets to the event, roundtrip airfare and three nights’ hotel accommodations.*
Additionally, WWE and Nestlé Waters North America will release custom, co-branded, digital videos, featuring WWE Superstars Charlotte Flair®, Natalya®, The New Day®, Sin Cara® and Titus O’Neil®. The videos will encourage fans to show how they #ChooseWater and will highlight the benefits of staying hydrated. They will be distributed across WWE’s and Nestlé Waters North America’s digital and social channels.
New Poland Spring® Brand Sparkling Water Commercial Focuses on
What’s Inside – Real Spring Water
Stamford, CT – May 7, 2018 – There’s something different about the Poland Spring brand. Something bubbly. And flavorful. And because it’s so refreshing and delicious, we want people to know about it. So we made a commercial, even though the spotlight’s not really our thing.
Launching this week, our new TV spot, “Just What’s Refreshingly Real” takes place in nature where it all begins, and focuses on what our fans in the Northeast are looking for.
“Poland Spring has been around since 1845 and the brand has such a strong connection with our fans that we felt the best way to introduce our sparkling water was to embrace our heritage and values,” said Rosa Veliz, Brand Manager for Regional Spring Water Brands. “Product source is as important to our consumers as it is to us. There are a lot of new sparkling water brands out there creating a lot of hype, but we believe in real, simple ingredients, like 100% natural spring water – not image or gimmicks.”
We’ve got five brands in other parts of the country, so look for our TV spots and digital content from our other Regional Sparkling Spring Water brands - Deer Park® in the mid-Atlantic and South, Zephyrhills® in Florida, Ozarka® in the Southwest, Ice Mountain® in the Midwest and Arrowhead® in California.
Local bottling facility awarded for enhanced environmental standards
Chesterfield County, S.C. – (May 4, 2018) – After a rigorous, nearly three-year process, Nestlé Waters North America’s Chesterfield County bottling facility near McBee is now LEED certified, making it the 11th building to meet sustainable LEED standards for the company.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. To become LEED certified, there must be a deliberate effort, from construction to production and maintenance, to use energy and other resources efficiently that ultimately reduce the building’s environmental impact.
Agreement with SMUD Moves Nestlé Waters Towards Nationwide Goal of Using Only Renewable Electricity
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – (APRIL 30, 2018) – Nestlé Waters North America, in partnership with SMUD, today announced agreements that will allow its facility in Sacramento, California to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy. The agreement is a major step towards parent company Nestlé’s global goal to transition to 100-percent renewable electricity use in its operations.
The clean, renewable electricity generated by SMUD will be used by Nestlé Waters North America to produce sustainably-sourced, healthy beverage options for Californians, including the company’s Arrowhead® Brand Mountain Spring Water and Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water. By transitioning its electrical power needs to renewable sources, the carbon footprint of the Nestlé Waters factory will be reduced by more than 21,279 metric tons of carbon dioxide over the next three years.
Poland Spring to present first of three $50,000 Good Neighbor Grants to NPAC and host “WATER 101” informational event
POLAND SPRING, Maine – As Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water becomes an official part of the greater Lincoln community, the company is joining with the Northern Penobscot Activities Council (NPAC) in welcoming residents to a community supper on May 15, 2018. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. at Region III on West Broadway in Lincoln.
ReadyRefresh Will Open its First Storefront Location
Stamford, CT – (April 27, 2018) – Nestlé Waters North America, one of the nation’s leading beverage manufacturers, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Roaring Spring Water customers and storefront in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This deal will allow the company to expand its ReadyRefresh℠ by Nestlé® operations in the area including eastern Pennsylvania, and eastern Maryland. The transaction closed April 27, 2018. ReadyRefresh is Nestlé Waters North America’s beverage delivery service that provides a variety of refreshing beverage options directly to the homes of consumers and the offices of local businesses.
The Gettysburg branch will provide distribution of a wide variety of bottled water and related beverages to the Gettysburg and Lancaster marketplace. Along with the launch of service throughout the local area, ReadyRefresh will also now operate its first storefront location which consumers will be able to visit and purchase Nestlé Waters product.
Brent Keener Named Nestlé Waters Factory Manager in Chesterfield County
Keener, a South Carolina Native, returns to the Palmetto State
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, SC – Nestlé Waters North America selected Brent Keener to lead its Chesterfield County bottled water facility. Keener, a South Carolina native, succeeds Tom Strowe who has accepted a role as operations manager at a Nestlé Waters plant in Pennsylvania. Keener will oversee the $40 million South Carolina factory and the 65 employees who produce Deer Park® Brand Natural Spring Water and Nestlé® Pure Life® purified water.
Annual program helps area elementary students engage in environmental science
POLAND SPRING, Maine – As part of Poland Spring ® Natural Spring Water’s commitment to educate the next generation of environmental stewards, the brand is continuing its support of the Trout in the Classroom / Brookie Buddies program. The program, which Poland Spring created in collaboration with the Project WET state coordinator and the Portland Water District, has been providing elementary students in area schools hands-on experience cultivating their own fish habitats and ecosystems since 2007.
All Five California Nestlé Waters Factories Certified to Rigorous Water Sustainability Standard
Nestlé Waters North America announced today that its Cabazon and Los Angeles, Calif. factories have received certification against the rigorous Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard, with the Cabazon facility achieving an AWS Gold certification – the first facility in North America to do so.
With the certification of these factories in Cabazon and Los Angeles, all five of the company’s California factories are now certified to the AWS Standard, a priority outlined by the company late last year. California was selected as the first location for AWS certification because of the shared water challenges in the state.
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Stamford, Conn. – Today, Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water, the world's leading bottled water brand, is announcing the introduction of a 700-mL bottle made from 100 percent food grade recycled plastic*, known as rPET. The new package is available starting this month on retail store shelves in North America.
“Nestlé Waters North America is the original bottled water company in the U.S., and environmental sustainability is an integral part of our company’s purpose and heritage,” said Antonio Sciuto, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Nestlé Waters North America. “This new bottle made from 100 percent recycled plastic for our namesake brand is the latest way we’re satisfying consumer demand for healthy hydration on-the-go and inspiring consumers to recycle.”
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Company believes new Regional Spring Water Sparkling portfolio that offers new flavors and package options will delight consumers and lead to explosive growth in the category
Stamford, CT – As more and more consumers seek healthy beverage options, Nestlé Waters North America is preparing to drive significant growth in the sparkling water category. The company is applying its sparkling expertise from premium brands Perrier® and S.Pellegrino® and harnessing the brand loyalty to its Regional Spring Water Brands to offer Americans a new and updated line of sparkling spring waters with more flavors and packaging choices than ever before.
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Company’s annual economic impact in Maine amounts to more than $390 million in sales for
Maine companies and supports the equivalent of more than 2,300 full-time jobs, with income
totaling nearly $120 million.
POLAND SPRING, Maine – Poland Spring® Natural Spring Water today announced the results of a new study detailing the economic benefits that the brand brings to the areas surrounding its Maine sites and bottling plants, and to the entire state. Charles T. Lawton, Ph.D., an economist based in York, Maine with over 20 years of experience analyzing fiscal and economic development activity, conducted the study for Poland Spring.
Company Will Honor Seven Associates for Their Commitment to Community Service Excellence
Stamford, Conn. (November 15, 2017) — Nestlé Waters North America today hosted our annual “Thanks for Giving” luncheon to honor employees’ volunteer efforts and commitment to supporting local communities and organizations.
“Volunteering is an integral part of our company’s identity, and our associates are dedicated to improving the lives of those who live in the communities where we operate,” said Nestlé Waters North America President and Chief Executive Officer Fernando Mercé. “Today’s celebration gave us a chance to recognize associates who go above and beyond, and I’m honored to be here to thank them.”
STAMFORD, Conn. – (November 15, 2017) – Today is America Recycles Day, a nationally recognized day meant to promote and celebrate recycling in the United States, and like many organizations around the country, Nestlé Waters North America is marking the day by reflecting on the momentum built in the past year, and recommitting ourselves to doing our part to address recycling issues in the United States.
According to Keep America Beautiful, the nonprofit responsible for the national recycling observance, the recycling rate in America is only 34 percent. Aside from the environmental impacts, municipalities and businesses in the U.S. spent over $5 billion in 2015 alone disposing of waste in landfills. Much of this waste, such as PET plastic, is in demand among manufacturers as raw material for everything from textiles to packaging.
Grants Have Helped Four Communities Recycle Nearly 320,000 Bottles & Cans in Past Six Months
STAMFORD, Conn. (Nov. 13, 2017) –In advance of America Recycles Day, Keep America Beautiful and Zephyrhills® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water are honoring four Florida communities that have increased their on-the-go recycling rates. This effort was enabled by a grant from Zephyrhills® that funded 220 recycling bins (100 event recycling and 120 permanent bins) to increase access to recycling on beaches and at other public recreation locations along Florida's waterways. Together, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, Keep Indian River Beautiful, Keep Wakulla County Beautiful and the City of Crystal River have enabled their communities to recycle nearly 320,000 bottles and cans in just the past six months. That equates to roughly 440 recyclables per permanent recycling bin per month.
In April 2017, Keep America Beautiful and Zephyrhills® teamed up to distribute these recycling bins to help keep plastic out of the waterways and landfills and reduce litter in key Florida recreation areas. This past summer, Zephyrhills® expanded the grant to these four communities by gifting picnic tables and bike racks made from 100% recycled plastic that illustrate that recycled plastic can be used to create something new.
Nestlé Waters North America announced today that its Sacramento and Livermore, Calif., factories have received certification for meeting the rigorous Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. Created by industry leaders and prominent environmental conservation groups such as The Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the AWS Standard is the first comprehensive global standard for measuring responsible water stewardship across social, environmental, and economic criteria.
Supplies to beDistributed through Relief Partner Organizations across Florida;
Company Offers Reminders for Consumers
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 8, 2017 – Nestlé Waters North America is making preparations to assist in Hurricane Irma relief efforts, including large-scale donations of bottled water, as the storm approaches the coastline of Florida.
Nestlé Waters North America will work through our partners, including The American Red Cross, Americares, Gleaning For The World, Convoy of Hope and Feeding America to direct donated bottled water to impacted communities.
MIRAMAR, Fla. – (August 16, 2017) – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has awarded Coral Gables resident Thomas Falcon its 2017 Kim Jeffrey Scholarship. The USD 10,000 renewable scholarship is presented to an eligible dependent of a NWNA or Nestlé Waters Canada employee who is pursuing full-time study in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) at an accredited four-year college or university.
Falcon is a 2017 Christopher Columbus High School graduate who will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall to pursue a degree in Computer Science. In high school, Falcon organized and led several large-scale service projects both on and off campus. He is a Mas Family Scholar and was an active member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and National English Honor Society. Falcon is also an active volunteer at His House Children’s Home and the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana.
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#NestléCares volunteer day demonstrates company’s commitment to local communities and the environment
Arlington, VA (August 10, 2017) – Nestlé in the U.S. today marks #NestléCares, its national day of volunteering that brings together the company’s businesses in 47 states for more than 150 community events nationwide. Together, through partnerships with local organizations across the country, Nestlé employees will donate their time and talents in activities primarily focused on water stewardship, sustainability and caring for the environment in the communities where they live and work.
"Helping to care for the planet, protect natural resources and serve local communities is in all of our interests,” said Paul Grimwood, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé USA. “We're here doing our part because everyone's contribution counts in creating a sustainable future. This is essential to enhancing quality of life. Our national day of volunteering highlights our commitment, but our work to contribute to a healthier future continues in big and small ways every day.”
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Stamford, Conn. – (August 9, 2017) – Nestlé Waters North America, one of the nation’s leading beverage manufacturers, announced today that it has begun adding the clear and consistent How2Recyle instruction to the labels on half-liter bottles of all its major U.S. brands. This includes its purified water brand Nestlé® Pure Life® as well as its regional spring water brands, Poland Spring®, Deer Park®, Ice Mountain®, Zephyrhills®, Ozarka® and Arrowhead®. With this move, Nestle Waters North America becomes the first beverage manufacturer in North America to add this label to all its major U.S. bottled water brands. The company anticipates completing the massive How2Recycle® transition and roll out by September 2017.
Stamford, CT – (August 8, 2017) – Nestlé Waters North America, one of the nation’s leading beverage manufacturers, announced today it is expanding its operations in Kearneysville, West Virginia with a new ReadyRefresh℠ by Nestlé® branch and service availability now in place. ReadyRefresh is Nestlé Waters North America’s online shopping and delivery service that provides a variety of refreshing beverage options directly to the homes of consumers and local businesses.
The new branch in the Shenandoah Valley will provide distribution of a wide variety of bottled water and related beverages to the growing number of residents who call this region home, including those in nearby towns in Maryland. The new branch will bring new jobs in both delivery and leadership roles, with the goal of reaching 15-20 jobs over the next five years.
“With ReadyRefresh we are able to provide our customers with their favorite Nestlé Waters brands, delivered right to their door in a way that fits their busy lifestyle,” said Henrik Jelert, Executive Vice President, ReadyRefresh℠ by Nestlé®. “With our expansion into Shenandoah Valley, we aim to make refreshing beverage options easily available to the local community.”
Launch will Showcase World's Best Selling Bottled Water Brand
Stamford, Conn. – (July 31, 2017) – Under the banner of "Pure Life Begins Now™," Nestlé Waters North America today announced the launch of a global advertising campaign focused on its Nestlé®Pure Life® brand, the world's leading bottled water brand.
Since its launch in Pakistan in 1998, Nestlé® Pure Life® has become the global category leader, and the new campaign reaffirms the brand's leadership and its purpose: "to inspire a healthier and brighter future that starts with pure quality water."
The global advertising campaign, which will launch on U.S. digital channels beginning today, is a major initiative designed to drive brand awareness and elevate the importance of water in people's lives. The campaign will come to U.S. television beginning Tuesday, September 12, when the new Nestlé® Pure Life® TV advertisement begins airing in every major metropolitan area in the United States.
First bottled water company in North America to meet rigorous standard for water stewardship.
ONTARIO, Calif. – (July 26, 2017) – Nestlé Waters North America announced today that its Ontario, California, factory received certification for meeting the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. Created and supported by prominent environmental conservation groups, development organizations, and industry leaders, the AWS Standard is the first comprehensive global benchmark for responsible water stewardship across social, environmental, and economic criteria.
Conformance with the AWS Standard was audited by SCS Global Services, an international third-party certification body.
Nestlé Waters North America is committed to implementing the stewardship Standard at its five water-bottling facilities in California by the end of 2017. California was selected as the first location for AWS certification because of the shared water challenges in the state, including the recent multi-year drought. The AWS Standard covers a wide variety of watershed issues, including the sustainable water balance, water quality, and shared water challenges within the region where a facility is located.
“The AWS Standard is designed to guide water-using sites toward four outcomes: good water governance, sustainable water balance, good water quality, and healthy status of important water-related areas. The conformity of sites implementing the Standard is verified by credible third-party auditors prior to certification,” said Matt Howard, Director for AWS North America.“We are excited about what will be the first of many AWS certificates issued in North America, as more companies adopt collaborative and transparent water use practices. For every facility that meets the core criteria of the Standard, we move a step closer to the goal of global, sustainable freshwater use that is socially, environmentally, and economically responsible.”
Stamford, Conn. – (July 24, 2017) – Nestlé Waters North America announced today the launch of a comprehensive, in-home recycling program out of its branch in Syosset, New York. The service is being offered through ReadyRefresh℠ by Nestlé®, the company’s online shopping and delivery service that provides a variety of beverage options directly to the homes of consumers and local businesses.
Starting this week, customers in Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties will be able to schedule pick-up of their used Nestlé beverage containers at the same time as their regularly scheduled ReadyRefresh delivery. This service is being offered to local customers free of charge, and will include a free “recycling kit” provided by the company, to make recycling and pick-up quick and easy. ReadyRefresh customers opting into the program will also earn credit – five cents per bottle or can – on their next order.
- Two in three Americans believe their community's clean drinking water is at risk
- Most Americans believe significant investments in water infrastructure are needed to avoid future water crises
- Americans expect cross-sector collaboration from governments, businesses and environmental organizations to secure a clean water future
STAMFORD, Conn. – (June 28, 2017) Access to clean drinking water and the nation's water infrastructure are major concerns for Americans across the country, according to "Perspectives on America's Water," a new study. A total of 6,699 American adults shared their views on water-related topics in this comprehensive online study conducted on behalf of Nestlé Waters North America by the global market research firm PSB in May 2017. The study, the first of its kind to gather both the opinions of the U.S. general population and those of experts in the field, found that water is viewed as the most important natural resource in Americans' daily lives, more so even than clean air (87 percent compared to 81 percent). Yet, 61 percent of American consumers and 66 percent of experts characterized water problems as a crisis or major issue for the United States.
Local investment creates nearly 50 local jobs and strengthens
Company’s capacity to meet growing consumer demand
BREINIGSVILLE, PA – June 27, 2017 – Nestlé Waters North America today announced that a two-year, $79 million expansion of its Nestlé® Pure Life® East bottling facility in Breinigsville, PA is complete.
With the addition of nearly 50 employees to operate three new, high-speed bottling lines, the project represents a significant investment in the company’s $354 million Lehigh Valley Campus.
“Nestlé Waters is proud to be an active member of the Lehigh Valley community -- both as an employer and a community partner,” said Nestlé Waters Plant Manager Mike Franceschetti. “Our decision to continue investing in the Lehigh Valley underscores our long-term commitment to the region, and we look forward to continued growth in the years ahead.”
Joins with Other Leaders to Jump-Start Recycling Programs across the United States
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 22, 2017 – Nestlé Waters North America today announced it is investing $6 million as part of a shared effort among business, government and community partners to fund comprehensive recycling infrastructure and programs in cities across the United States.
Nestlé Waters will join the ranks of some of the world’s largest companies – including 3M, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, Keurig Green Mountain, PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Walmart, and the Walmart Foundation – as part of Closed Loop Fund, a $100 million social impact investment fund committed to finding a national solution to the critical recycling gap in the U.S.
Actress and singer Anna Camp opens the doors to Tiny House in New York City;
House reflects NESTEA's move towards simpler recipes, authentic tea flavor
and a new line of premium, real-brewed teas
Stamford, CT – May 17, 2017 – NESTEA® is partnering with actress and singer Anna Camp to show New Yorkers the joy of living simply, with the unveiling of a Tiny House in New York City. The 200 square foot house, located in Manhattan's Herald Square, embodies NESTEA's "less is more" philosophy as the brand introduces new, simpler recipes with fewer ingredients and a new line of premium, real-brewed teas.
"The new NESTEA brand and our new iced teas reflect what consumers are looking for in all aspects of their lives: simplicity," said Karen Ress, Vice President and General Manager of Tea Brands, Nestlé Waters North America. "The Tiny House embodies this philosophy, and is a place where visitors can stop, reflect, and be reminded of the joy of living more simply."
Arrowhead® Brand Mountain Spring Water Team Marks Century Milestone at One of the Oldest Manufacturing Facilities in City of Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – (April 29, 2017) – Nestlé Waters North America today gathered its local employees, their families and business partners to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its Los Angeles factory—one of the oldest manufacturing facilities in the city still in continuous use today. The factory, at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Compton Avenue close to downtown Los Angeles, has bottled Arrowhead® Mountain Spring Water at this location since 1917.
The Arrowhead bottling facility and the local ReadyRefresh SM home and office delivery branch today share the same campus and employ a workforce of 158 employees, four of whom are among the most tenured employees at Nestlé Waters North America, with more than 178 years of combined service to the company.
Campbell Soup Company, Church & Dwight, Henkel, Nestlé Waters North America, RB, Unilever, and Ocean Spray join How2Recycle® label program.
Eight global brands, representing over $72 billion in revenue, announce support of How2Recycle at Walmart’s April 19th Sustainability Milestone Summit.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, APRIL 19TH, 2017 — At the Walmart Sustainability Milestone Summit event today, Campbell Soup Company, Church & Dwight, Henkel, Nestlé Waters North America, RB, and Unilever all announced that they will be joining the How2Recycle® label program to educate consumers how to recycle packaging correctly.
“Accurate on-package recycling labels such as the How2Recycle label are critical in helping consumers know how to recycle more, and better,” says Kelly Cramer, who leads the How2Recycle program at Sustainable Packaging Coalition. “Thanks to their leadership in sustainability, more packaging will get recycled to help make the future of the recycling system resilient.”
CO2 Savings the Equivalent of Taking 13,349 Cars off the Road for a Year
ONTARIO, Calif. – (March 8, 2017) – Arrowhead® Mountain Spring Water announced today that it has dramatically increased the amount of recycled plastic used in its bottle production. Thanks to the high recycling rate of California residents, and with help from its strategic partner CarbonLITE, Arrowhead now ensures that 9 out of 10 of its Arrowhead bottles made in California incorporate 50% post-consumer recycled plastic content.
Arrowhead is proud to have met its ambitious goal to use recycled content in most of its bottle sizes by the end of 2016, and is continuing to invest in additional efforts to support responsible environmental stewardship in California.
Plastic water bottles are commonly made out of material called polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Arrowhead has been an industry leader in the use of recycled materials and began using recycled plastic (or rPET) in its half-liter bottles — its most popular size — four years ago. The increase in recycled content is part of a larger effort to reduce plastic waste by Nestlé Waters North America, which produces Arrowhead® Mountain Spring Water.
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R&D Partnership to Accelerate Food and Beverage Industry Breakthrough
First New Bottles to Reach Store Shelves in 2020
Paris, France – March 2, 2017
Danone and Nestlé Waters, the world’s two largest bottled water companies, have joined forces with Origin Materials, a startup based in Sacramento, California, to form the NaturALL Bottle Alliance. Together, the three partners aim to develop and launch at commercial scale a PET plastic bottle made from bio-based material, i.e. 100% sustainable and renewable resources. The project uses biomass feedstocks, such as previously used cardboard and sawdust, so it does not divert resources or land from food production for human or animal consumption. The technology represents a scientific breakthrough for the sector, and the Alliance aims to make it available to the entire food and beverage industry.
Teaming up to accelerate development of 100% bio-based bottles
For decades, both Nestlé Waters and Danone have been committed to sustainable business practices, notably by continuously improving their environmental performances and promoting the development of a circular economy. A large part of these efforts has focused on developing innovative packaging solutions that are recyclable and made with renewable resources, as well as the promotion of recycling. After identifying the unique approach of Origin Materials separately, the two companies decided to team up to accelerate development of this promising technology.
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STAMFORD, Conn. (Feb. 28, 2017) – The Coca-Cola Company, Nestlé Waters North America, the PepsiCo Foundation and the Walmart Foundation today announced that they have partnered to fund an integrated recycling education and awareness initiative for the 10,000 school students affected by the Flint water crisis, led by national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and its local Flint, Michigan, affiliate Keep Genesee County Beautiful (KGCB).
In January 2016, the four companies announced they would provide up to 6.5 million bottles of safe and clean drinking water to Flint school students. From the outset of the program, they have been providing for the storage and delivery of the bottled water, as well as the transporting of the empty water bottles for recycling.
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 23, 2017 – Nestlé Pure Life® topped Amazon Prime’s “Best of 2016” list as the most ordered item across Amazon Prime Pantry in 2016.
Nestlé Waters North America strives to provide consumers with products that are refreshing and complement their healthy lifestyle. By selling on Amazon, Nestlé Waters is able to deliver low-priced everyday essentials directly to customers, making products more visible and readily available online. Customers can shop a variety of Nestlé Waters products on Amazon, including the Nestlé Pure Life 12-pack of half liter bottles, which was the most ordered item from Prime Pantry in 2016.
New brand proposition meets needs of today’s consumer with a complete reinvention: no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors or colors, and four premium real-brewed teas
Stamford, CT – February 14, 2017 – Delivering on consumers’ changing needs, NESTEA® officially unveiled today its new brand proposition, set to hit retail shelves in the U.S. this month. The reinvention is aimed at enhancing the position of NESTEA in the rapidly expanding, $4.5 billion ready-to-drink tea category.
The new NESTEA, which includes completely new reformulations and a premium product line, is the first major overhaul of the iconic tea brand’s visual identity, packaging and product line in many years, and it embodies the simplicity and delicious tasting refreshment that today’s consumers demand.
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 31, 2017 – While it is well known that many American consumers start their morning with a hot beverage, new research released today by Nestlé Waters revealed that 88 percent of those surveyed in the U.S. drink water when they get up in the morning, and 82 percent drink water when they go to bed.
Nestlé Waters and Kantar TNS published a survey on attitudes toward water across seven countries. The survey polled consumers to explore behaviors and attitudes toward beverage choices around the world. The results found commonalities in occasions to drink water, yet significant variety in how people in different countries keep hydrated throughout the day.
14 nonprofit organizations join the annual celebration to honor the dedicated volunteers
Stamford, Conn. (November 15, 2016) — Nestlé Waters North America today will host its annual “Thanks for Giving” luncheon to commemorate employees’ volunteer efforts and commitment to supporting local communities and organizations. Fourteen local, non-profit organizations, including Americares, American Red Cross, Boys and Girls Club of Stamford and United Way, will participate in the celebration.
“Communities across the country are most appreciative to all Nestlé Waters employees for the work they do to make our communities better places to live,” said Stamford’s Mayor David Martin. “I’m certain I can safely speak for mayors across the country when I say that companies like Nestlé Waters and their employee volunteers have an enormous impact on the health and well-being of our communities. Nestlé Waters volunteers get things done, and most importantly, without them many of the services we have come to rely on would not exist. We cannot express our gratitude enough for all of your hard work and dedication.”
Steady consumer demand drives investment; about 20 new jobs created at Stanwood plant
STANWOOD, MICH. — October 31, 2016 — Nestlé Waters North America today announced it is making a $36 million capital investment in its Ice Mountain® bottling operations in Stanwood, Michigan, creating some 20 new jobs.
(SACRAMENTO, CA, October 13, 2016) – As California enters its sixth year of record-breaking drought, twenty leading organizations today announced their collaborative support for critical projects designed to protect California’s water future. Together the groups form the California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC).
Formed as a working group of environmental organizations, food and beverage companies, non-profits, farmers, and local water districts, CWAC members now include Ag Capital Management, Ag Innovations, Anheuser-Busch, Alliance for Water Stewardship, Campbell Soup Company, the CEO Water Mandate, The Coca-Cola Company, Driscoll’s, Ecolab, Future 500, General Mills, MillerCoors, The National Forest Foundation, Nestlé, OLAM, Pacific Institute, Sustainable Conservation, Sustainable Food Lab, The Nature Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Nestlé Waters North America Joins with Maine Department of Labor
Commits to Placing 10 Percent of its Mechanic Hires into Apprenticeship Roles by 2022
STAMFORD, Conn. — September 19, 2016 — Delivering on its commitment to promote comprehensive job training, Nestlé Waters North America today announced that it has joined with the Maine Department of Labor (MDOL) in its effort to increase the federal grant for apprenticeships in the state of Maine.
As part of this initiative, Nestlé Waters has included its apprenticeship program with the Maine Department of Labor’s (MDOL) application for grant funding under the U.S Department of Labor’s new ApprenticeshipUSA program. ApprenticeshipUSA is designed to help states to expand and diversify apprenticeships to better respond to industry workforce demands.
“Healthy Hand-off” Program Engages 9,000 Employees to Choose Donation Recipients
STAMFORD, CT AND GUELPH, ONT — September 6, 2016 — Nestlé Waters North America and Nestlé Waters Canada today challenged their 9,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada to give away one million bottles of water to the people or causes of their choice by the end of 2016.
Nestlé Waters’ employees will choose who they give water to in two phases: direct person-to-person gift coupon distribution beginning now, and larger donations by location rolling out this fall, in which employees at each of Nestlé Waters North America and Nestlé Waters Canada locations will collectively vote to select the recipient for this donation. In this second phase, teams at 93 company locations across the U.S. and Canada will each choose a local non-profit organization – from local schools to community centers to town libraries – to receive a large donation of water.
The new employee program, called “Healthy Hand-off,” engages staff at every level, enabling them to decide for themselves where to direct their own giveaways. The program is designed to move beyond the traditional top-down, corporate giving model and underscore the company’s commitment to making a difference in the many communities where employees live and work.
Combined Efforts Will Deliver Nearly Half a Million Bottles of Water to Families in Need
STAMFORD, CONN. — August 25, 2016 — Nestlé Waters North America and its disaster relief partners, AmeriCares, Feeding America and Gleaning For the World, are delivering more than 475,000 bottles of water to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where a catastrophic flood has displaced thousands of people. Twenty-two truckloads, carrying 21,600 bottles each of Ozarka® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water, are being dispatched to disaster relief sites and food banks.
An estimated 60,000 homes have been damaged, while schools and businesses have been shut down for days. The current flooding in Louisiana is the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Superstorm Sandy in 2012, according to the Red Cross.
Arrowhead® Brand Mountain Spring Water Helps Support Firefighters and Communities Impacted by the Sand Canyon and Soberanes Fires
(Los Angeles and Stockton, CA) – As communities continue to be evacuated due to the devastating wildfires in California, ARROWHEAD® Brand Mountain Spring Water donated about 75,000 bottles water to the local chapters of the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
New technology delivers real time 1-to-1 consumer journeys
Nestlé Waters North America is the leading U.S. provider of bottled waters offering consumers many choices for healthy hydration. The new Consumer Engagement Center will empower Nestlé Waters’ employees and partners to deepen their relationships with consumers across all digital channels, foster community and deliver more personalized experiences. It offers a real-time view of the consumer journey with well-known bottled water products such as S. Pellegrino®, Poland Spring® and Nestlé Pure Life® brands.
Company marks progress on goals with 11 completed target objectives and the addition of 16 new target objectives
Washington DC,Jun 7, 2016
Nestlé in the United States today released its 2015 Creating Shared Value Report announcing the company’s achievements in nutrition, health and wellness; environmental sustainability; water; rural development and responsible sourcing; and social impact in 2015, as well as its new objectives and commitments for the U.S. market. Since last year’s report, Nestlé has achieved 11 previously identified objectives and added 16 new forward-looking goals to positively impact the lives of millions of people through products and services, employment and economies. New achievements include continuing industry leadership in nutrition and health research, as well as reaching zero waste to landfill status in 35 factories in the U.S., comprising 40% of the Company’s 2020 target.
4,000 Loads Shipped in 2016 Equals 500,000 Fewer Road Miles
WATERVILLE, ME – April 8, 2016 – Today marked the official launch of Phase II of the “Poland Spring Express,” an initiative to transport a portion of Maine’s iconic spring water brand by rail. Representatives from the Poland Spring brand, Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) and PanAm Railways watched as shipping containers filled with pallets of Poland Spring® brand Natural Spring Water were transferred by crane to a waiting train bound for Massachusetts.
$40 Million Investment and 60 Jobs Created
MCBEE, S.C. and STAMFORD, Conn. - April 7, 2016 - Nestlé Waters North America today announced the grand opening of its newest bottling facility in McBee, South Carolina supplying Deer Park®Natural Spring Water and Nestlé Pure Life® Purified Water to customers throughout the southeast region. Nestlé Waters Chief Executive Officer Tim Brown was joined by South Carolina state and local leaders to celebrate the opening of the plant which represents a $40 million investment and the creation of 60 new jobs.
Through Collaboration with Others, Nestlé Waters Helps to Address Water Issues
(Stamford, CT) (March 18, 2016) – Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) celebrates World Water Day by bringing water education to nearly 600 elementary school children across the United States, helping to engage the next generation of water users about the positive impact they can have on the world’s supply of freshwater. In recognition of World Water Day on March 22, youngsters will get their hands wet learning about water resources through fun, hands-on activities at “Together 4 Water” festivals hosted by Project WET (Water Education forTeachers). The festivals will take place in three communities where NWNA operates: Zephyrhills, Florida; Cabazon, California; and Stamford, Connecticut.
Builds on Two Years of Partnership on Watershed Restoration Programs Along the Santa Ana River
(Riverside, CA) (March 17, 2016) – In advance of World Water Day on March 22 and as part of Arrowhead ® Brand Mountain Spring Water’s continued commitment to water stewardship in California, the brand today announced it will extend for a third year the “Crest to Coast” project in partnership with Inland Empire Waterkeeper. This project is meant to improve the watershed of the Santa Ana River and its tributaries over multiple years.
The President and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), Tim Brown, is pleased to announce the appointment of well-known sustainability innovator Nelson Switzer as Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer.
Nelson has over 15 years of experience in environmental and social sustainability in Canada, the United States and Europe with deep expertise in sustainability strategy development, integration and implementation. Having held pivotal roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Centrica plc NA, as well as the Royal Bank of Canada, he is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability. Nelson is also former Executive in Residence at the Ivey School of Business and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Waterloo.
Walmart, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo Come Together to Provide Flint, Mich., Public Schools with Water for Students Through the End of the Year
Donations will provide up to 6.5 million bottles of water for approximately 10,000 Flint public school students
Walmart support also enables the public to make donations via online platform Good360
Bentonville, Ark.,Jan 26, 2016
Walmart today announced support for the Flint, Mich., community through donations, education and online services. Walmart, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo will collectively donate water to meet the daily needs of over 10,000 school children for the balance of the calendar year. That translates to 176 truckloads, or up to 6.5 million bottles of water, to help with relief efforts for those affected by the water crisis in Flint.
Nestlé Waters North America announces support for the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
STAMFORD, CT (January 7, 2016) – Nestlé Waters North America today announced its support for the just released 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), which provides science-based advice to encourage Americans to focus on eating a healthful diet — one that focuses on foods and beverages that help achieve and maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and prevent disease.
Nestlé Waters particularly commends the DGA recommendation that the primary beverages consumed should be either calorie-free—especially water—or should contribute beneficial nutrients, such as fat-free and low-fat milk and 100% juice.
Nestlé Marks Progress toward U.S. Commitments in 2014 Creating Shared Value Report; Announces New U.S. Zero Waste to Landfill Commitment
Report tracks momentum against more than 30 nutrition, health and wellness, sustainability and social impact commitments, and highlights more than 1,000 product reformulations
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 7, 2015 – Nestlé in the United States today released its second Creating Shared Value (CSV) report outlining the company’s accomplishments in nutrition, health and wellness; environmental sustainability; and social impact in 2014, as well as its forward-looking commitments. The company celebrates key achievements such as more than 1,000 product reformulations for consumer health and preference considerations, as well as a new commitment to achieve zero waste to landfill status in all U.S. factories by 2020.
Ontario, CA (October 7, 2015) - As part of Arrowhead® Brand 100% Mountain Spring Water’s commitment to environmental stewardship in California, the company today announced it will expand its use of recycled content to many of its most popular sized bottles by the end of 2016. This will increase Arrowhead's use of recycled content by 38% and will ensure that most of its bottle sizes contain up to 50% rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate).
Barclay’s, Danone, Ernst & Young, KKR & Nestlé found coalition committed to improving workplace wellness for new parents & their children
New York, NY, September 29, 2015 – Nestlé affirmed its global commitment to working parents today by becoming a founding member of the Working Parent Support Coalition – a group of leading businesses that are implementing progressive policies to improve workplace wellness for new parents and their children. Announced at the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Nestlé joins Barclays, Danone, Ernst & Young and KKR in the Coalition. Paul Bakus, President of Corporate Affairs, represented Nestlé and joined leaders from each company on stage for the announcement.
Nestlé Waters North America kicks off community efforts to help improve the nation’s waterways
As people across the country gear up to participate in International Coastal Cleanup Day on September 19, hundreds of Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) volunteers are rolling up their sleeves at more than 20 locations around the United States to help remove litter and debris from local rivers and streams.
Project Opportunity expands apprenticeship opportunities to 31 Nestlé factories in the U.S. and commits to reaching 300,000 with “readiness for work” activities by 2017
July 9, 2015, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Nestlé in the United States launched Project Opportunity, a new career acceleration initiative to help people of all ages gain work experience and strengthen their professional development skills in food and beverage manufacturing. As part of Nestlé’s broader global initiative to address the global unemployment crisis, the company has pledged to expand its apprenticeship program to 31 Nestlé factories in the United States, hire 1,000 paid interns and trainees by 2017, and reach 300,000 people with “readiness for work” activities annually.
Project Opportunity will expand the number of Nestlé apprenticeships from 20 to 136 across its U.S. operations by 2017, offering an up to three-year program that combines on-the-job and coursework-based training to develop critical manufacturing job skills. This year, Project Opportunity’s apprenticeship program will launch for Electrical and Controls Technicians, and in 2016, Nestlé will begin the Maintenance Mechanic apprenticeship program.
“We’re thrilled to be launching Project Opportunity to increase the number of skilled workers entering careers in U.S. manufacturing,” said Paul Grimwood, Chairman and CEO Nestlé USA. “We’re committed to providing job and training opportunities for people of all ages through a range of initiatives. Starting with apprenticeships, our goal is to bridge the worlds of education and work and set the foundation for a successful career with Nestlé and beyond.”
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Company has donated more than 2 million bottles of water since 2006
TORONTO, Ontario – Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced that it has donated $64,763 worth of bottled water to Project Water, a volunteer organization that distributes bottled water to those living on Greater Toronto Area streets who suffer from dehydration during the Summer months.
Project Water will distribute bottled water to more than 150 social service agencies over the next few months that work with the homeless and needy in Toronto and across the GTA. Agencies that receive the water include the Salvation Army, the Canadian Red Cross, Street Health Bus and the Scott Mission.Read full press release.
PUSLINCH, Ontario – Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced that it has donated $10,000 to the Friends of Mill Creek Stewardship Rangers program.
The Company’s donation helps to support the Friends of Mill Creek in its efforts to undertake fisheries and stream rehabilitation works, including stream bank reconstruction, stream bed re-grading, tree planting, culvert replacement and farm fencing repair. The work is performed by the Mill Creek Stewardship Rangers, four local high school students and a crew leader hired over an eight-week period during each summer. Educational opportunities are combined with this practical experience. The Rangers will complete their work effort for this year on August 21st.
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Le Grand Défi committed to improving health of Quebec children
BOUCHERVILLE, Quebec -- Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s market share-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage products, today announced that it has entered into a three-year sponsorship relationship with Le Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie, an organization committed to promoting healthy life habits among young people, through physical activity and healthy eating.
Established in 2008, Le Grand Défi is the largest health-related activity ever organized in the province of Quebec. To achieve its youth health objective, Le Grand Défi has partnered with Quebec schools to help children make healthier choices in their everyday lives, to build habits that will become the norm for future generations. Its two areas of action are physical activity and healthy eating. In parallel, the organization seeks to raise parents’ awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle for their children’s health and, of course, for their own health.
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