To Press Releases listApr 21, 2017
As a business that relies on the sustainable management of water sources, Earth Day holds a special importance to us. We believe that businesses need to contribute in a meaningful way towards the preservation of our communities and planet. With this, we recently announced our own bold, global commitment to achieving operations that produce zero environmental impact by 2020.
While our plant in Aberfoyle already produces zero waste for disposal, we know there are still large strides we need to make to reach our global commitment. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t things we can do in the interim to make a positive impact to our community. Here are just a few initiatives we’re participating in within the next two weeks:
- Escarpment Project (April 30): An annual clean-up project to revitalize the local environment by removing litter and debris from the Niagara Escarpment, The Escarpment Project is the largest volunteer environmental clean-up in Ontario. As part of our sponsorship, Nestlé Waters Canada is providing give blue recycling bags to the over 1,000 volunteers to ensure all recyclable materials are separated from the trash. Represented by a team of 20 employees, Nestlé Waters Canada is looking forward to improving the recycling diversion rate.
- Green Legacy Programme (May 5): 78 Wellington County middle school students will plant spruce, pine, oak cedar and green ash trees at our Aberfoyle property. In addition to beautifying the environment, trees improve our air quality and support a diverse biological ecosystem.
- Adopt-a-Road (May 5): You may spot Nestlé Waters Canada employees on May 5 volunteering their time to clean up Wellington Road 34 as part of our support of the Adopt-A-Road program which enhances the local litter collection activities of our community.
On Earth Day, we believe it’s important to encourage the positive impact collective actions can make on the planet – as a significant local employer and responsible neighbour.