Nestlé Vietnam and Nestlé Waters’ bottled water brand La Vie have announced plans to enhance their cooperation in sustainable water resources management and production.
Accordingly, Nestlé will invest CHF 120 million (USD 130 million) to support the implementation of more than 100 projects that will advance the regeneration of local water cycles across Nestlé Waters’ 48 sites by 2025.
Nestlé’s activities will be tailored to specific locations, needs, and issues, such as providing assistance with forest and wetlands regeneration. The company will collaborate with local water users, communities, partners, and global experts to identify, develop, and advance water-related projects. Meanwhile, La Vie will provide technical solutions and equipment in order to reuse wastewater and reduce the exploitation of natural and groundwater resources.
Notably, the Sustainable Coffee Development Program of Nestlé Vietnam helps farmers to save more than 40% of water volume while maintaining expected productivity.
Water-saving solutions in agriculture and industry, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), can aid in reducing natural-water exploitation. Because agriculture consumes nearly 70% of global surface or groundwater withdrawals, the vast majority of which is used for irrigation, while industrial production accounts for 19%.