Working with Water

Water is the most important raw material when it comes to producing our beverages. That’s why we are careful not to waste water and work to further reduce our water use on an ongoing basis. 

Using water efficiently 

Using water efficiently

In 2019, it took 1.58 liters of water to produce 1 liter of beverage, down 20% from 2010. We work to further reduce the amount of water we use to produce our beverages on an ongoing basis. 

Water is the main ingredient in our beverages. That’s why we are especially careful not to waste water and to use this valuable raw material efficiently as we make our products. In production, water is used for things like cooling equipment and cleaning our glass bottles.  

Gold medal for our water management practices

The European Water Stewardship (EWS) program awarded us gold certification for our water management practices in 2014 and again in 2019. This label shows our sustainable use of water (mineral water) – a new development on the Swiss beverage market. The seal of quality is developed in partnership with WWF, among other organizations. It acknowledges our actions in extracting water, our handling of hazardous substances, and the gains we have made in water efficiency.  

Starting in 2020, we will seek certification under the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) standard. The goal is to achieve gold certification as the first step. 

Water monitoring for greater sustainability 

We have installed water meters at our production facilities to monitor our water use. The meters help us monitor planned consumption and identify where we can conserve even more water. They also allow us to gather information promptly and with greater accuracy. This improves the quality of data on aspects such as water use and calculation of recycled water.