3663 and Nestlé aim to tackle drought with water-saving measures

Foodservice giant 3663 has launched a conservation initiative of its own following the Environment Agency’s calls last month for businesses to play their part in helping to conserve water.

Last month 3663 launched a poster campaign at 30 of its UK depots with the aim of making further inroads into its target of reducing mains water consumption per head by 10% over the next five years.

Meanwhile, the company is also working with Nestlé Professional UK and contract catering company Elior to share best practice on reducing the impact of water use across the food supply chain.

Nestle UK revealed last week that it had cut water use by 36% since 2006 through better water management and new technology. For example, a new water control system installed in its Buxton mineral water production line has halved the amount of water used, so only 1.26 litres of water is needed to produce one litre of mineral water.

Inder Poonaji, head of safety, health and environmental sustainability at Nestlé UK, said the campaign was a powerful tool to help companies engage with water efficiency. “It is great to see companies showing leadership and getting active on effective water management,” Poonaji said in a statement. “It is vital that we all remember that all of us, whether at home or in the workplace, share a responsibility to use water efficiently and with consideration for the needs of others with whom we share this planet.”

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