Creating Shared Value: 5,000 people get access to clean drinking water

Dec 16, 2015

Nestlé Pakistan, continuing its commitment to improve access to clean drinking water across our value chain, recently inaugurated a clean drinking water facility in Bhatti Dhilwan village, near our Sheikhupura Factory.

The facility was inaugurated by Nestlé Waters Global CEO Marco Settembri and Nestlé Pakistan Managing Director Bruno Olierhoek. At least 5,000 people belonging to the neighbouring areas will have access to clean drinking water on a daily basis as a result of this initiative.

This is not the first time that Nestlé has invested in meeting the water needs of the community. In 2014, the company had renovated the Bhatti Dhilwan Government Primary School for Boys and established a clean drinking water facility there.

On the occasion of Mr Settembri’s visit, an MoU was signed between Khurrum Zia, Nestlé Water’s Country Business Manager, and Hammad Naqi, WWF-Pakistan Director General, under which the latter would help the company implement sustainability practices and Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) International Water Stewardship Standard at its Islamabad factory. The two partners have already put the AWS standard in place at Nestlé’s Sheikhupura Factory.