The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 75 percent of the waste stream in the U.S. is recoverable, but only 30 percent actually gets recycled or composted.
According to Switzer, "water stewardship is a vast subject with many different players; when all stakeholders use Shared Value as a basis for decisions making, good things happen for everyone."
If we can leverage water stewardship commitments to fight for market share, it would mean more water stewards and ultimately greater sustainability.
As a society, we are facing real problems in need of real solutions, many of which can only be achieved with the involvement of the private sector.
“Every Community Must Be Part of Our Shared Value Mission”. Q&A with Nestlé Waters Chief Sustainability Officer, Nelson Switzer
Access to clean, safe, secure, sustainable drinking water should be a fundamental human right.
The AWS Standard aligns with our longstanding commitment to sustainable water management and creating shared value in the communities in which we operate.
By going landfill-free we’re keeping over 5 million pounds of waste out of landfills every year.
As global business leaders, we have a powerful opportunity, and responsibility, to accelerate the pace of social, environmental and economic value creation.