Since 1992 evian has worked through the APIEME – the Association for the Protection of evian Mineral Water Impluvium, which it co-founded with 13 municipalities around the catchment area – with mayors, farmers, and local associations to ensure a healthy biodiversity and preserve the evian natural resource. These initiatives support the sustainable economic development of the territory.
evian is continually investing in the water ecosystem and advancing scientific understanding of the management and protection of water resources. At the evian bottling site, there is a dedicated team of hydrogeologists to help ensure the underground water source is treated with respect and is regularly renewed. The Water Institute by evian was created to share knowledge and train future hydrogeologists.
In 2008 evian became the first natural mineral water to have its watershed area recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention, partner of UNESCO.
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Volvic’s catchment area hosts unique ecosystems. In 2006 the Société des Eaux de Volvic co-created the Environmental Committee for the Protection of the Volvic Impluvium (CEPIV), a public-private partnership with four local communities of the catchment area that helps protect biodiversity. The mission of CEPIV focuses on three areas:
- preserve the natural environment and biodiversity
- develop environmentally friendly agricultural practices
- promote the careful planning and management of villages, roads and railways
The CEPIV has partnerships with local NGOs and organizations, including the National Forest Office (ONF), the Conservatory of Natural Spaces of Auvergne (CENA), Beeodiversity and the French League for the Protection of Birds (LPO). The Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Park ecosystem keeps plants and species such as the Red Kite, Alcon Blue Butterfly and bees protected. In 2018 the Chaîne des Puys-Limagne Fault, where the Volvic impluvium is located, was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site because of its unique geological profile.
Find out more : https://www.volvic.com/source-protection
AQUA works on the RejosoKita pilot project with the long-term objective to ensure the protection of water (quantity and quality) across 62,000 hectares, by scaling reforestation and sustainable agriculture programs to help improve soil management, farming practices and land use.
With partners, we helped launch the Rejoso Kita movement, which sustainably manages and protects the Rejoso Watershed in Pasuruan and aims to prevent natural disasters caused by soil erosion. By working with local communities to encourage sustainable farming practices, we help to generate positive economic, social and environmental outcomes.
In December 2018 the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry named AQUA as an innovative company in developing watersheds not only for RejosoKita but also other initiatives on water conservation initiative that we implemented.
Find out more : https://aqualestari.aqua.co.id/en/pilar/page/pelestarian-air-dan-lingkungan
In Uruguay Salus protects the Salus Natural Park, an ecological reserve with valuable fauna and forest specimens. The reserve has more than 1,300 hectares and is part of the Wildlife Refuges, helping to protect the natural heritage of the country. It is home to 138 species of birds, 20 species of mammals, 13 species of reptiles and 7 species of amphibians. There are also 70 species of trees and shrubs.
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