Nestle India committed to sustainable water use

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 21: “Good Food, Good Life” is the promise we make to billions of consumers around the world. While fulfilling this promise of high quality and safe, products and services, we recognize our responsibility to ensure that we use water as efficiently as possible.
This was stated by Sanjay Khajuria, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Nestle India.
According to the 2030 Water Resources Group, global withdrawals of water by industry, agriculture and communities are set to exceed supply by 40 per cent by year 2030. As the world’s largest food and Beverage Company, we can make a significant contribution to helping address this problem, not just in our factories but also in our supply chains and communities, Khajuria informed.
He added that “As part of our efforts to mitigate the disparities in access to water, we engage in various initiatives across our value chain. Within our manufacturing facilities, these include reducing the water used per tonne of product, adopting new technology and recycling or re-using water. We encourage collective community action for long term sustainable water use in agriculture and to provide access to drinking water and sanitation in schools.
Khajuria further elaborated, “We are happy with the progress made in promoting water stewardship through our partnership with AgSRIin Karnataka. We are also collaborating with Piramal Water (Sarvajal) for purification systems for drinking water treatment. These are some of the steps taken towards a more sustainable future for our business and for communities, which is in line with our business philosophy of—Creating Shared Value”.
In India we have categorised our water and sanitation related activities under “Clean Drinking Water Projects”, “Water Awareness Programmes”, “Sanitation Facilities” and WASH Pledge, Khajuria added.

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