World Water Day. Sanpellegrino increasingly sustainable
AWS certification for the Ruspino plant, by the end of the year also Acqua Panna
Valuing water and raising awareness of the effects of its shortage are the themes at the center of the World Water Day 2021 which is celebrated all over the world. A challenge that Sanpellegrino, leader in the mineral water and non-alcoholic drinks sector, has been facing for years by developing initiatives that aim to enhance this asset through responsible and sustainable management of water resources in the communities in which it operates, to ensure its availability for future generations. The projects aimed at reducing, reusing and recycling the water used in all its production activities, in the last 3 years have allowed the Group to save 234 million liters of water, also reducing the average consumption per liter of bottled water that it is equivalent to 1.60 liters, against the 1.70 liters (including the bottled liter) recorded in 2018.
And today Sanpellegrino celebrates World Water Day by announcing the achievement of the AWS (Alliance for Water Stewardship) certification for the Ruspino (BG) plant where the famous S.Pellegrino mineral water is bottled, a symbol of Made in Italy on the tables of the whole world. The Bergamo production site, which has always been attentive to the correct management of water resources, has saved over 133 million liters of water in production processes in the last year. AWS certification also promotes the protection of natural areas related to the water basin through constant collaboration with local realities.
The next step for the Nestlé group company is the start-up of the certification process also for the Acqua Panna plant in Scarperia (FI) scheduled for 2021; moreover, in 2022 the production site of Levissima in Cepina Valdisotto (SO) will be certified and in 2023 that of San Giorgio in Bosco (PD).
"Water is a precious resource that we are constantly committed to protecting for present and future generations", said Stefano Marini, Sanpellegrino's CEO. "An absolute priority for Sanpellegrino, which has always been committed to protecting sources and environments. surrounding areas, in reducing the environmental impact in production processes and in the development of educational activities to promote knowledge and respect for this natural element. A concrete example of this approach is the AWS certification which recognizes our ability to manage water in an inclusive and sustainable way and to share information and knowledge among all the players in the territories where we are present. A goal that will also be cut by 2021 by the plant where Acqua Panna is bottled, to then certify all our production sites by 2023".
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