Nestle Pakistan reiterates its commitment for better water management

Lahore, March 25, 2020 (PPI-OT): Nestle Pakistan commemorated World Water Day by pledging to continue playing its role in better water management and encouraging best practices to meet future needs. This year’s World Water Day theme ‘Nature and Climate Change’, underlines how water resources are linked with climate change.

“Through the Caring for Water (C4W)-Pakistan initiative and as a signatory to the Clean Green Pakistan, Nestle Pakistan is continuously looking for opportunities where it can make a difference,” said Waqar Ahmad, Head of Corporate Affairs, Nestle Pakistan.

He added further, “The C4W-Pakistan initiative lays out a clear and common water stewardship approach at the local level and focuses on a collaborative approach since we believe that collaboration is the key to protecting shared resources for the future.”

“Under C4W-Pakistan, we are working with a wide range of partners including Punjab Agriculture Department, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC), Mango Research Institute (MRI), WWF and LUMS. C4W-Pakistan helps guide our efforts in our bid to contribute to UN SDG-6 on water resource management and sanitation,” he shared. “Nestle Pakistan also aims to have all its operational sites in Pakistan certified with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) by the end of this year,” he said.

Nestle has taken the lead by reducing its water use every year, and finding new ways of reusing it to ensure nothing is wasted. Nestle Pakistan has partnered with the Agriculture Department, Government of Punjab to encourage local farmers to install drip irrigation. So far, Nestle has successfully installed drip on 139 acres with an estimated water saving of 391 million litres annually.

Nestle is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 191 countries around the world, and its 328,000 employees are committed to Nestle’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestle offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives.

Congratulating Nestle Pakistan on winning the award, Zahid Mubarik, CEO HR Metrics and member BoD, Centre for Global Inclusion USA, said, “We recognize Nestle’s commitment and efforts which are completely aligned with the GDIB Standards. The GDIB Awards is a mechanism to recognize organizations demonstrating excellence in using these standards to align diversity and inclusion within organizational policies and processes.”

The GDIB standards, developed by 95 expert panellists from around the world, support organizations globally in the development and implementation of Diversity and Inclusion best practices. Diversity Hub-HR Metrics organizes GDIB Awards by engaging reputable organizations from all over Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Corporate Media Relations Manager
Nestle Pakistan
308 Upper Mall, P. O. Box 874, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-35988119, +92-42-111-Nestle (637853)
Cell: +92-342-6662999

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