The home of Buxton water is the first site in the UK to achieve the prestigious Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard certification with platinum status.
The pioneering water stewardship work of the Nestlé Waters facility in Buxton, Derbyshire, and its engagement with the local community, has seen it awarded the international recognition for outstanding commitment to responsible water policies and initiatives.
The AWS Standard is the international accredited standard for measuring responsible water stewardship across social, cultural, environmental, and economic criteria. A platinum rating is the highest level of certification available.
To gain the accreditation, a team from across Nestlé Waters has used those strong community relationships to initiate projects across the Peak District designed to care for water use and improve water efficiency, as well protecting the sustainability of the water balance in the local area.
Joint work with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust to manage land at the former Lightwood Reservoir site is just one example of these efforts. The site, owned by Nestlé Waters since 2016, is an important area for both nature and the local community. The trust has agreed to manage the land, using its expertise to protect and improve biodiversity across a variety of habitats.
You can find out more from Nestlé Waters UK here.