Greenwich, Conn. (January 13, 2010) – Nestlé Waters North America today pledged to donate $1 million in bottled water products to support disaster relief efforts and communities affected by the earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday.
Currently, the company has identified, accessed and is arranging shipment of bottled water resources from nearby locations in the Caribbean islands, with more to follow from Nestlé Waters plants in the United States. Given the vast infrastructure damage caused by the earthquake, Nestlé Waters is working with relief organizations to coordinate logistics of the donation to ensure the bottled water reaches those most in need as soon as possible.
The initial donation is anticipated to include products from Nestlé Waters’ Nestlé® Pure Life® purified water, and the Poland Spring®, Zephyrhills® and Acqua Panna® spring water brands. With two million people in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas without potable water, this donation is likely just the beginning of what will be needed.
We will issue an updated statement when it becomes clear how and when the relief supplies will be delivered and distributed.
About Nestlé Waters North America Central to the leadership of Nestlé Waters North America Inc. is its 34-year history and single-focus on producing bottled water products. The company’s dedication to product quality, manufacturing expertise, efficient production, employee development and environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use, energy and packaging, has helped Nestlé Waters become the number one bottled water company in the U.S. To reach success, the company follows its credo: Respect for each other, respect for the environment, and respect for the community. To learn more, visit www.nestle-watersna.com.