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Alliance for Water Stewardship: Nestlé Pakistan first market to be certified

Nestlé Pakistan’s Sheikhupura Factory is the first factory in Pakistan and first site within the Nestlé world to have achieved the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certification.

It is a globally-applicable framework that helps water users understand their water consumption and impacts, and to work collaboratively and transparently for sustainable water management within their specific catchment area. It guides companies to improve their results by taking concrete actions that help protect shared water resources and involve local communities to collaborate in the process.

The certification process requires the alignment of all local stakeholders, inside and outside of the factory. In the first phase, Nestlé Pakistan partnered with WWF-Pakistan to facilitate the implementation of AWS Standard within the factory. In the following phases, Nestlé Pakistan also partnered with the Agriculture Department, Government of Punjab to promote drip irrigation in community to help save water.

The factory’s local team began internal consultations, training and sharing water-resource knowledge on its data collection in the catchment area in partnership with the AWS team and WWF Pakistan. They held information sharing sessions with neighboring communities, farmers, and other employers about the harmful chemicals and fertilizers affecting the catchment’s groundwater. As a result, they developed an action plan, including community feedback, to improve water quality and quantity.

After Sheikhupura, our factories in Islamabad and Kabirwala have also been certified by the AWS in 2018 and 2019 respectively. Nestlé Pakistan aims to have it fourth and last site in Karachi to be certified by the AWS by end 2020.


Our AWS Journey

Action Plan AWS SKP 2021

Compliance Heirarchy - SKP -2021

Nestle Water stewardhip Plan SKP 2021

Water Ratio Evolution SKP Factory

Stakeholder Consultation SKP 13 July

Water Ratio Evolution - Islamabad Factory

Islamabad AWS Timelines

ISF AWS Action Plan Performance - 2020

ISF AWS Action Plan

AWS Team - Islamabad Factory

AWS Journey– Islamabad Factory

AWS Compliance Hierarchy - ISF

Stakeholder Consultations Announcement ISF 2021

AWS Journey - PQF 2021

Water Stewardship Plan 2021

AWS Team - PQF 2021

Water Ratio Improvement - PQF 2021

Compliance hierarchy - PQF 2021

Stakeholders Communication 2021

KBF AWS Data 2020

KBF Factory Water Management 2020

KBF AWS Team 2020

KBF WSP 2020

KBF Legal Team 2020

Nestle SKP Water Stewardship Plan 2020

Hydrological Study from ANNTEA

Online Webinar Presented to Target audience on SKP Case Study

Nestle Team structure for AWS

Case Study Published on AWS Website for Nestle Pakistan

Publicly led Initiatives for AWS disclosure

Nestle SKP Signed Commitment from Factory Manager

Water Stewardship Plan - Nestle ISF

Signed Commitment September 2020 ISF

Publicly Lead Initiatives - Islamabad Factory

Nestle AWS Plan Performance - 2019

Islamabad AWS Timelines

Water Stewardship Plan

Publicly Lead Initiatives

AWS Team

Kabirwala Factory Water Data

Kabirwala Factory WSP

Kabirwala Legal team

Nestle Water Stewardship Policy

Signed Off Kabirwala Factory Commitment

Stakholders Consultation for Kabirwala Factory

Water Resources and Chemical study of Nestle Kabirwala

Kabirwala AWS Journey and shared water challenges

AWS Team for Kabirwala Factory

Water Stewardship Plan - Water Stewardship Plan by Islamabad (2020)

Islamabad Water Factory Constructive Critical Review of Hydrogeological Reports

AWS Journey of Islamabad Factory

AWS Team at Islamabad Factory

Water Ratio for Islamabad Factory

Hydrogeological Study - Hydrogeological study for Check dam and Dug wells - Islamabad Factory

Drip Irrigation Savings - NARC and Nestle Drip Irrigation Project Saving and Capability Building

Publicly Led Initiatives - Publically Led Initiatives by Islamabad (2018 & 2019)

Stakeholder Consultation Announcement for Islamabad

Stakeholder Consultation Announcement for Sheikhupura

NESPAK Study for Sheikhupura

Yearly Water Ratio Trends for Sheikhupura

Our AWS Journey

Compliance Hierarchy of SKP Factory


AWS Commitment 2019 Urdu

KBF WSP 2019

AWS Journey & shared water challenges 2019

Water Ratio Improvement - PQF

AWS Journey - PQF

AWS Team - PQF

Site Commitment - PQF

Stakeholder Consultation - PQF

Hydrogeological Study Summary - PQF

Compliance Heirarchy - PQF

Water Stewardship Plan - PQF


Press Release: Solution to water issues requires coordination amongst stakeholders