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MOU signed between Nestlé Pakistan and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)

In order to commemorate World Water Day 2017, Nestlé Pakistan and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) have signed a MOU enabling both partners to effectively collaborate on the theme of ‘Water Stewardship’ which will promote responsible use of water resources in Pakistan.

Nestlé Pakistan is the first market in the Nestlé world to start implementing Alliance for Water Stewardship’s (AWS) Standard at the Sheikhupura factory (currently underway). This standard promotes better water management of site specific water use and water catchment areas to address shared water concerns related on quality, quantity and governance. Nestlé is committed to developing business in a way that facilitates effective Water Stewardship.

Under this MOU, Nestlé Pakistan and SDPI will identify and prioritize opportunities and challenges for sustainable water management, presenting Water Stewardship as an effective means to address this challenge. In particular, this MOU will act as a knowledge dissemination platform on the responsible use of water particularly in the agriculture and industry sector. SDPI and Nestlé Pakistan will co-host round table events in Lahore and Islamabad on the theme of Water Stewardship. Additionally, both parties will jointly work on a policy brief which presents Water Stewardship as an effective solution to dealing with the water challenge.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Abid Suleri Executive Director of SDPI said that for long, “For Profit Sector” was viewed as a hurdle to achieve sustainable development. However, now it is realized across the board that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)cannot be achieved without a partnership among “non-profit, for profit, and public sector” organizations. It is in this context, SDPI has decided to join hands with Nestlé not only to conduct research on sustainable water management and stewardship, but also to disseminate the concept of sustainability in water sector so that “no one is left behind”.

About Nestlé Pakistan

Nestlé Pakistan is the leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company in Pakistan, meeting and exceeding all international standards in manufacturing of their products. Nestlé Pakistan believes in creating shared value for the communities in which it operates with a focus on Nutrition, Water, Environmental Sustainability, Rural Development and its People.

About Sustainable Development Policy Institute

The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is a center of excellence on sustainable development policy research, capacity development and advocacy in Pakistan. The Institute acts as both a generator of original research on sustainable development issues and as an information resource for concerned individuals and institutions.

For further information, please contact:

Zara Basharat
Corporate Media Relations Manager, Nestlé Pakistan
Cell : 0321-555-1130
Email: [email protected]

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