Nestlé Waters mark 2015 World Water Day
In furtherance of her commitment towards promoting healthy hydration and water conservation in Nigeria;
Nestlé Waters, the leading Healthy Hydration Company joined in the celebration of the ‘World Water Day’.
Speaking at the occasion, Guy Bani – Nestlé Waters Regional Manager for Africa said, “2015 is the sixth
consecutive year that our company is celebrating World Water Day on a global scale: 34 countries, over
9,000 children and around 700 employees are involved behind this common motto: Together for Water!”
The event which took place at the Nestlé Waters Factory in Agbara brought together 100 pupils from schools
in Kosofe and Alimosho Local Government Areas in Lagos, as well as delegates from the Ministry of
Education to today’s event. The schools present will join other 80 schools that Nestlé has adopted to promote
water stewardship and further expand Project WET – Water Education for Teachers in Nigeria.
Nestlé Waters and Project WET signed a new 4-year partnership. “Two decades of support from Nestle
Waters have enabled Project WET to bring hands-on, action-oriented water education to people in places
that we could not have reached on our own. We are eager to continue to expand the scope of our work
with Nestlé Waters in this renewed partnership” says Dennis Nelson, President and CEO of Project WET
As part of the 2014 World Water Day program, the pupils and their teachers went on a factory tour to
experience the production processes at the plant. In addition, a message from the CEO and Chairman,
Nestlé Waters – Mr. Marco Settembri was shared with all participants on the need for everyone to actively
engage in the conservation and preservation of our fresh water resources. The pupils, who were filled
with enthusiasm, were educated on the importance of healthy hydration and water conservation by WET
volunteers from Nestlé.
The activities involved five interactive games chosen from the Water Education for Teachers module, they
included Life Box, Aqua Bodies, Go with the Flow, Blue Planet and 8-4-1, One for All. This was followed
by an interactive questions and answers segment with Star Bright Consulting (an NGO partnering the
implementation of Water Education for Teachers in Nigeria).
At the end of the event, certificates were presented to all participating schools. In his closing remarks, Guy
Bani – Nestlé Waters Regional Manager for Africa advised that the water conservation habits imbibed by the
pupils should be put into full practice at all times in order to preserve water for the future.
Nestlé is committed to work to achieve water efficiency across its operations, advocate for effective water
policies and stewardship, treat the water it discharges from its factories, engage with suppliers, as well as
raise awareness. As part of the company’s effort in Creating Shared Value, Nestlé Nigeria provides safe
drinking water for the people in Agbara community.