Nestlé Waters North America
With 36 years of experience promoting healthy hydration, Nestlé Waters North America has 15 leading bottled water brands in the U.S. The company's commitment to environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use and packaging and energy, as well as its dedication to partnering in the communities where it operates, have led Nestlé Waters to achieve the number one bottled water position in the U.S. Nestlé Waters has 7,500 employees and 29 bottling facilities across the U.S. and Canada, and annual revenues of approximately $4.2 billion in 2011.
Aspirations and Beliefs
We inspire the passion and capability of our people through a shared set of Aspirations and our Beliefs of Respect, Teamwork, Honesty and Integrity. We strive to be good stewards of the environment and to be a good neighbor in our communities.
Inclusion and Diversity
We believe every employee should feel valued and understand how his or her contributions impact our business goals. Diverse backgrounds and approaches are the source of our competitive advantage. We place high importance on standards and practices that ensure equal opportunity, and a diverse workforce that represents the communities where we work and live.
Our success depends on our employees. We encourage our more than 7,500 employees to continue to develop their skills in the workplace and to improve the 100 communities where we operate.
We're always looking for outstanding talent to build our team. Visit our careers site to learn more about the exciting opportunities to join the nation's largest healthy hydration company.
Volunteering in Our Communities
We have a heritage of giving back to the communities where we work and live through a variety of employee volunteerism activities. We have also built strong partnerships with local and national charitable organizations, including the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association and Project WET.
Brands in the Nestlé Waters North America Family
Springs have always been gathering places. People believed that spring water – surfacing from underground, where it was purified by sand and rocks, to meet the light of day – was the cleanest source. Throughout history, mankind has settled near springs. The vessels in which they carried water to their dwellings – whether in hides or earthen jugs – were the earliest forms of bottled water.
Being tried and true doesn’t happen overnight. So many of our 15 brands have long stood proud of serving consumers for more than 100 years. These brands are steeped in a heritage of quality water, consumer trust and historic places. These brand names really mean something to people.
|Our history begins in 1976 when our company was formed to market Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water in North America, a beverage that launched a generation of bottled water drinkers. Perrier changed what people chose to drink and started a bottled water culture, appealing to active, health-minded individuals. Of course, Perrier’s history goes back much farther to ancient times when people began to prize the spring’s waters for their crisp taste and replenishing flavor.|
| ||In 1980, with the belief that bottled water would become even more popular as an alternative to traditional drinks, we began to seek other high-quality brand name waters with regional followings and a rich heritage. The first domestic bottled water brand we added to our portfolio was Poland Spring® Brand Natural Spring Water, first bottled in Maine in 1845.|
| ||In 1982, we added other regional brands to our line up: Arrowhead, whose mountain spring water comes from mountain sources in the U.S. and Canada, Zephyrhills whose Florida spring sources are naturally filtered through mineral rich limestone, and Ozark, whose natrual spring water draws its distinct flavor from several Texas natural spring. For each brand, we looked for quality product with a unique heritage and a distinct flavor.|
| ||Today, we have a rich selection of regional, national and even imported bottled water brands, each with their own distinctive character, sources and heritage. |
| ||Nestlé Waters North America is a division of Paris-based Nestlé Waters, the world's largest bottled water company. Nestlé Waters serves customers in 130 countries, with 75 well-known bottled water brands and is, in turn, a subsidiary of the world's largest food company, Nestlé, S.A, based in Vevey, Switzerland.|
We manage nearly 14,000 acres of natural watershed area around our 50 spring sites. At the sites, we carefully monitor water levels to ensure that they're being replenished. We strive to manage our spring sources not just for today, but for generations to come.
How much water do we use?If all the water in North America fit into a glass, the water used to make bottled water would be less then a drop. Selecting spring sources is a careful, thorough process. We perform a variety of studies and strive to communicate openly with the communities in which we operate. Maintaining spring sources and preserving the watershed where they are located is important to us.
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I have been working at Nestlé Waters North America full-time (more than 10 years)Pros
Strong culture - strong values
Focus on employee wellness and safety
Fast paced consumer goods environment - products that you can be proud ofCons
Company tries to work lean, but not enough resources to get all of the work done.
More and more influence coming from European headquarters and other Nestle companies in the US
Losing it's small company feel and entrepeneurial spirit.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Don't lose yourself and what makes the company great
Focus on cross-functional alignment, not silosRecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
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"Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) is the largest bottled water company in the United States , distributing 7 of the top 10 brands in North America. We have the #1 national brand, Nestle Pure Life and many of the nation's strongest regional brands, including Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park , Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain.
Our heritage began with Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, the only brand we sold in 1976. Today, people are increasingly returning to water as their choice of refreshment and a source of well-being. Few companies ever experience the...