Elevating our water stewardship practices through compliance by the end of 2025 with the Alliance for Water Stewardship’s international standards for all of our key owned spring water sources.
In 2020, we made significant progress toward our water stewardship cornerstone initiative:
- We received certifications from the Alliance for Water Stewardship (“AWS”) for our Diamond Spring site in Pennsylvania and our Wekiva Spring site in Florida; and
- We remain on target to reach full AWS compliance of all key owned spring sources by 2025.
The Alliance for Water Stewardship is a multi-stakeholder international organization dedicated to enhancing water stewardship capacity and guiding, incentivizing and differentiating responsible water use. We joined the Alliance for Water Stewardship in 2019 as part of our commitment to ensuring our water usage and conservation efforts meet internationally recognized standards.
We are proud of the progress made in 2020 toward advancing our water usage and conservation efforts by becoming the first company in the world to have a spring water source certified under the AWS program (the AWS International Water Stewardship Standard is a comprehensive global benchmark for responsible water stewardship). SCS Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party certification of sustainability performance, confirmed on December 8, 2020 the certification of our Diamond Spring site in Pennsylvania and on December 30, 2020 confirmed the certification of our Wekiva Spring site in Florida based on independent, in-depth assessments.
AWS certification of the Diamond Spring and Wekiva Spring sites demonstrates that we have addressed five aspects of responsible water stewardship as follows:
- good water governance
- sustainable water balance
- good water quality
- important water-related areas
- safe water, sanitation and hygiene
Our certification and water stewardship initiatives in North America are managed by a full-time hydrogeologist, responsible for effectively managing our spring water sources. As noted above, our Diamond Spring site in Pennsylvania and our Wekiva Spring site in Florida achieved certification under the AWS program in 2020, and we intend to begin the certification process for our Georgia and Arkansas spring water sources in 2021. Our goal is to have all of our key owned spring water sources certified by the AWS by 2025.
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