Sustainability

Impact of our operations

A 2009 Beverage LifeCycle Study shows that our half liter Eco-Shape® bottled water has the lightest environmental footprint per unit of product in the packaged beverage industry. We track key environmental factors throughout our product life cycle so that we can continue to reduce our impact.

How much water do we use?

According to Environment Canada, the Canadian bottled water industry uses just .02 percent of permitted water in Canada compared to thermal power generation (63 percent), manufacturing (15 percent), municipalities (9.5 percent), agriculture (9.5 percent) and mining (1 percent).



According to Environment Canada it takes 1.3 litres of water to produce one litre of bottled water. By comparison, it takes 3 litres of water to produce one litre of soft drinks; it takes 42 litres of water to produce one litre of beer; it takes 183 litres of water to produce one 8-ource glass of milk; it takes 148,000 litres of water to manufacture an automobile.