Company Demonstrates Progress Toward Hybrid Technology Integration Goal
Greenwich, Conn. (June 10, 2009) – Nestlé Waters North America will tomorrow display one of its Diesel-Electric Hybrid (DEH) delivery trucks at the first “Hybrid on the Hill” event in Washington, D.C. “Hybrid on the Hill” is coordinated by CALSTART, a member-supported organization dedicated to the growth of a clean transportation technologies industry, and its Hybrid Truck Users Forum, and will showcase hybrid technology for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. A total of 17 trucks will be on display.
Since November 2008, Nestlé Waters North America’s Home & Office division has operated four DEH delivery trucks. The DEH vehicles are expected to deliver a 25% improvement in fuel economy. Eight additional hybrid trucks will be deployed by the end of this summer.
“Our DEH trucks are one way we are trying to reduce our environmental impact, while continuing to provide healthful beverages,” says Jeffery Bush, national fleet purchasing manager for Nestlé Waters North America. In its 2008 Corporate Citizenship report, the company stated its goal to introduce a zero-emission delivery vehicle by 2015, and upgrade 25% of all of its vehicles to zero-emissions by 2020.
“It’s exciting to see how hybrid vehicle technology is evolving, and our company will continue to look for ways to integrate this technology to lessen our carbon footprint,” Bush added.
About Nestlé Waters North America
Central to the leadership of Nestlé Waters North America Inc. is its 33-year history and single-focus on producing bottled water products. The company’s dedication to product quality, manufacturing expertise, 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 http://www.Nestle-WatersNA.com.