Nestlé Waters

We will drive toward light footprint products, minimal waste, and using 100% renewable energy in manufacturing facilities as soon as economically viable.

Everything requires energy, but it’s clear that reliance on fossil fuels to meet all our energy demands is not sustainable. It’s also evident that increasing global demands on raw materials will someday outstrip supply and increase costs.

We are working towards the day when our manufacturing facilities' operations will be powered by renewable energies and when closed-loop processes are continuously fed by recycled materials.

To help move us in this direction, we have set the following goals:

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There is growing demand for recycled PET plastic resin, which is repurposed to make fleece, carpet, and new plastic bottles. But recycling rates for PET plastic in the U.S. are alarmingly low. We are committed to reversing this trend and at the same time, reducing the amount of solid waste we generate through in-house recycling programs.

Read more about steps we’re taking to increase recycling.

As natural resources become increasingly more constrained, we must find new ways to limit our use of virgin materials, reduce waste, and explore the best opportunities for second-life materials. We’ve focused on creating better bottles made from recycled PET (rPET) while exploring the feasibility of alternative renewable materials.

Learn more about our packaging initiatives and innovations.

We have cut our energy use and carbon intensity by designing a lighter Eco-Shape® bottle and reducing the number of miles driven to distribute our products. Nine of our 28 plants have also received LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, and we continue to look into renewable sources of energy.

Read more about our efforts to further reduce our energy use.