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Nestle Seeks Sustainable Label for More Water-Bottling Sites

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Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

Nestle SA is moving to bolster the sustainability credentials of its bottled water business amid criticism that packaging the precious resource and transporting it across the world causes unnecessary environmental damage.

The maker of Perrier and Pure Life is strengthening its ties with Alliance for Water Stewardship, which will monitor whether 20 sites meet its standards on water use by 2020, the Vevey, Switzerland-based company said in a statement Wednesday. Nestle already has four plants certified by the group in Pakistan and California.