PROTECT AND STEWARD WATER RESOURCES RESPONSIBLY AND SUSTAINABLY
Water is a shared, precious resources and vital for life. Human beings need water to survive and thrive.
As a leader in the bottled natural mineral water industry, we recognize that the long-term success of our company is built upon sustainable access to natural mineral water which are our raw materials as well as water resources in the regions where our factories are located and where our suppliers and consumers live.
From the surveys and the consultation of leading organizations and experts, we understand the challenges facing water resources in the regions where the company operates. We learn that these challenges can only be addressed through collaboration by multiple stakeholders, ensuring everyone’s equal access to clean water, environmental sustainability and harmonization of economic benefits.
Therefore, we’re implementing AWS Standard (Alliance for Water Stewardship) and encourage other organizations to follow this standard. Currently, La Vie is the first and only business in Vietnam to be certified with AWS. Nestlé commits to certifying all Nestlé’s water bottling sites to the AWS standard by 2025.
The AWS Standard is a globally-applicable framework for water users to understand their water use and impacts, and to work collaboratively and transparently for sustainable water management within a catchment context, improving performance of sustainable water balance, good water quality, equal access to water, sanitation and hygiene, and healthy status of important water-related areas.
REGENERATING LOCAL WATER RESOURCES
Climate change, higher water consumption, growing urbanization and some of other factors are contributing to the deterioration of the natural water cycle. These trends are interfering with the predictability of precipitation and the availability of clean water. In addition, rising temperatures and more extreme weather patterns are causing more flooding and droughts. We know the water challenge is global, but it can only be tackled through local solutions.
As a business with a long heritage of nature protection and water stewardship sustainably, we want to go beyond the conservation of water sources to help regenerate and restore water cycles in the areas where we operate. Therefore, we are increasing the collaboration with partners to deliver and implement initiatives to help regenerate the ecosystems in the areas where we operate. We also plan to help nature retain more water than the business uses in our operation by 2025.
Initiatives being implemented
Clean water for community
Cleaning water sources in cities
Support households in Can Giuoc that is one of drought-hit hotspot in Long An to collect rainwater & reduce using of underground water, providing with about 2 million of water per year.
La Vie’s Commitment to implement water stewardship and the AWS Standard across Board of Management