Caring for Water - Pakistan

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Nestlé's purpose is to unlock the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. We focus our energy and resources protect and enhance the environment and generate significant value for our shareholders and stakeholders alike. We strive to make products in a way that respects the environment around us. We ensure we use resources carefully, stewarding them for future generations through our Creating Shared Value (CSV) strategy. This is especially true for water.

Through our Caring for Water-Pakistan, also called C4W-Pakistan, initiative we aim to steward water resources through collective action. Unveiled in October 2017, C4W- Pakistan is a blueprint for gauging collective action and bringing different partners together to discuss and find solutions for the existing water challenges faced by the country. C4W-Pakistan has three pillars; Factories, Communities and Agricultural Supply Chain.





  1. In-house Efficiencies Our program to improve efficiencies, recycle and reuse water has enabled us to reduce water consumption per ton of product by 24% between 2013 and 2020. Nestlé Pakistan also treats the wastewater resulting from our industrial processes, and only discharges treated water that meets the standards set by the environment authorities.

  2. Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Certification We have implemented the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard across all our sites in Sheikhupura, Islamabad, Kabirwala and Port Qasim. AWS is an international standard for freshwater resources that guides organizations to manage water by taking site and catchment initiatives through stakeholder inclusive processes.

  3. WASH Pledge Nestlé Pakistan has committed to undertaking the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Pledge as part of which companies commit to implementing access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene at the workplace at an appropriate level of standard for all employees in all premises under their control. All of our four factories and other sites meet the WASH Pledge requirements, covering more than 4,000 employees.




  1. Safe and Clean Drinking Water Facilities We have established 6 Safe and Clean Drinking Water Facilities around our areas of operation. These facilities provide access to clean and safe water to more than 60,000 people every day.

  2. Water Education We educate teachers about the optimal usage of water by conducting training sessions with our partner institutions nationwide. The sessions are carried out through our Nestlé for Healthier Kids (N4HK) Program to educate participants about the importance and responsible use of water. In 2020, we have reached out to 30,000 children & 200 teachers in 30 schools.




  1. Drip Irrigation Nestlé Pakistan has partnered with the Agriculture Department, Government of Punjab, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and Mango Research Institute to establish sites that showcase the best farm practices and innovative irrigation techniques. These sites demonstrate optimal water usage with improved yield. These sites also serve as training sites for farmers and researchers across Pakistan. Until 2020, we have applied drip irrigation on 152 acres with water saving up to 428 million liters.

  2. Water Advocacy Similarly, we have partnered with Sustainable Development Policy Institute to generate dialogue around the water issues in Pakistan. This partnership aims to engage an array of water related stakeholders including parliamentarians, policy makers, media and researchers.

  3. Water Sense Project Our team has developed smart soil moisture sensors that read the moisture level of the soil and send regular data updates to a cloud from where the farmer receives information about which areas they should irrigate and how much. Moreover, a software has been developed with the help of the Center for Water Informatics and Technology (WIT), LUMS and Waziup (an organization based in Italy) that enables the farmers and researchers to see the soil moisture level remotely on their computer screens.

  4. Water Efficient Fodder To help save more water, fodder is being grown with furrows, followed by drip irrigation. Perennial fodders have been worked upon and its share is being increased gradually in overall fodder production. We have increased the acreage of perennial fodder from time to time. It is estimated to save more than 2 mio cubic meters water in its three years’ life time.

Our Partners

Mango Research Multan
Agriculture Department


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