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Submitted by: Nestle Waters North America
Posted: Jun 12, 2013 – 09:00 AM EST
STAMFORD, Conn., Jun. 12 /CSRwire/ - Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) announces the release of its 2012 Creating Shared Value (CSV) report, the company’s third report documenting its sustainability and corporate responsibility commitments.
The 2012 CSV report highlights the company’s philosophy of Creating Shared Value – a fundamental approach to the way NWNA focuses on specific areas of business activity where value can best be created for both society and shareholders.
“As a natural resources company, our business depends on our commitment to environmental stewardship,” says Heidi Paul, executive vice president, Corporate Affairs at NWNA. “We also aim to make a positive impact on the lives of people we work with and in the places where we do business. This is what we mean by Creating Shared Value. We are committed to the goals and the roadmap outlined in this report.”
The report underscores NWNA’s continued sustainability pathway, including the company’s dedication to responsible water stewardship, packaging responsibility and operational sustainability. Water as healthy hydration is a hallmark of NWNA and a focus of the CSV report, as is building community vitality with its employees at spring and plant locations.
Water as Healthy Hydration: Consumers can rely on Nestlé Waters for convenient, healthy water choices and the assurance of rigorous quality standards in everyday life as well as in times of crisis.
Water Responsibility: Water efficiency and sustainable water management practices are key to the company’s long-term success, as well as working with partners to improve water resources.
Building Community Vitality with Employees: Intrinsic to long-term success is creating a positive work environment for employees and engaging them with local communities to create shared value.
Packaging Responsibility and Operational Sustainability: Inside facility walls, the company regularly seeks to improve operational and packaging environmental footprint. The company also goes beyond internal improvements to create shared value for society, seeking to increase recycling rates for beverage packaging and printed paper through advocating for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).
The 2012 Creating Shared Value report is available now on the company’s website at:
NWNA will publish a new report every two years to provide updates on its progress and challenges in its sustainability pathway.
The company is engaging stakeholders about its sustainability commitments through a partnership with CSRwire, the global news source for corporate social responsibility. Aman Singh, editorial director of CSRwire, will moderate a Twitter chat about the CSV report on Tuesday, June 18 from 1-2:15 p.m. Eastern Time, using the hashtag #SharedValue. Heidi Paul will participate in the question and answer discussion about the company’s 2012 CSV report. CSRwire will also feature a three-part blog series about NWNA, its current sustainability commitments and future plans.
About Nestlé Waters North America
The availability of healthful beverages is more important than ever, and Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) provides people with an unrivaled portfolio of bottled waters. The company's bottled water brands in the U.S. include Arrowhead®, Poland Spring®, Deer Park®, Nestlé® Pure Life® and international brands Perrier® and S.Pellegrino®. In 2011, the company added a line of ready-to-drink teas which now includes Nestea®, Sweet Leaf® and Tradewinds®. These well-known brands have led Nestlé Waters North America to be third largest non-alcoholic beverage company by volume in the U.S. Based in Stamford, Connecticut with 7,500 employees nationwide, NWNA is seeking to reduce its environmental footprint across its business and working with others to help improve U.S. recycling rates of all packaging and printed paper across the U.S. The company is also committed to creating shared value and being a good neighbor in the 140 communities where it has operations. To learn more, visit www.nestle-watersna.com.
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