Primo Water Corporation

Carbon Neutrality

When you consume our products, not only do you consume water and hydrate yourself, but you do so in an environmentally friendly way. Thank you for helping us take care of our planet.

CEO Message | Primo Water Corporation
We are committed to carbon neutrality because we are firmly convinced that it is the right thing to do. It is good for our company, good for our associates and good for our customers.
Vice President, Government Affairs and ESG Programs
Shayron Barnes-Selby
      • OUR GOAL

Reducing our carbon footprint through lower greenhouse gas emissions and becoming CarbonNeutral® certified in the United States by the end of 2021.

Becoming a carbon neutral company means achieving a net-zero carbon footprint by a combination of eliminating and offsetting greenhouse emissions.

We are proud of achieving carbon neutral certification for our European subsidiary, Eden Springs, for eight consecutive years, and we are committed to being carbon neutral in our transportation and facilities in the United States by the end of 2021.

In Europe

Eden Springs is Europe’s largest certified CarbonNeutral® water and coffee services company. Our CarbonNeutral® certification in Europe allows us to:

  • offer our customers products produced with net zero carbon emissions; and
  • source 100% renewable energy to cover the electricity consumption of all our European operations.


In the United States

We are on the road to carbon neutrality by pursuing cleaner and leaner operations, using more renewable energy. For example, we are shifting some of our transportation fleet from diesel to propane, a domestically produced fuel in abundant supply, which is also 75% cleaner than the current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standard for nitrogen oxide emissions.

Carbon Neutral

We are working on multiple fronts to improve our transportation efficiency. Recent vehicle purchases in North America promise a 40% increase in fuel productivity. We are also engaging in on-site refueling, which is not only economical, but also reduces air pollution and the environmental impacts of our vehicles.

In addition, to reduce delivery mileage, our drivers use smartphones to optimize their routes. And when we consider new water sources, we search for suitable locations near existing bottling plants, reducing fuel usage and transport distance.

We have identified opportunities to reduce energy use in our manufacturing plants in North America. For example, we are working to reduce lighting-related energy usage by transitioning to energy-efficient lights in some of our facilities.

Installing LED lighting in some of our bottling plants will significantly reduce our carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and mercury emissions, providing the equivalent of planting 452 acres of trees annually. It will also reduce lighting-related energy operating costs by 64% in these plants.

We can proudly say that Primo Water North America plants in the U.S. are bottling more water with increasing energy efficiency. Notably:

  • Total energy demand has slightly increased
  • Total Beverage Production (TBP) has increased
  • The Energy Use Ratio (Energy/Beverage) has decreased from 0.16 to 0.12 Mj/L during the evaluated period.* Hence, our plants are using less energy per finished product (0.04 Mj/L)

*Evaluated period: Year 2017 compared to 2013.