Our commitment to source preservation runs deep. We never want to take more than nature can provide and replenish each year.
To help us preserve our source and promote sustainable agricultural practices in the Évian-les-Bains area, we co-founded the Association for the Protection of the evian Mineral Water Impluvium (aka APIEME) with 13 other municipalities in 1992 to protect the impluvium which covers a total of 35km2. Since then, we’ve been working hand-in-hand with the local community to not only foster local development but make sure our source has a healthy sustainable future.s
One of the many ways we work with APIEME is the establishment of the innovative Terragr’Eau methanizer, which converts organic farm waste into natural fertilizer used by local farmers. Since 2017, it has generated almost 5GWh of biogas per year, equivalent to the energy consumption of about 700 inhabitants.
Beyond the environment, we’re continually investing in our water ecosystem and advancing scientific understanding of the management and protection of water resources. At the evian bottling site, we employ a dedicated team of hydrogeologists to help ensure we treat our source and water cycle with respect. This team collects samples to ensure that the aquifer (our underground water source) is regularly replenished. We value them so much that we created the Water Institute by evian to train future hydrogeologists.
Like in 2008 when we 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.
We know that water is life, so we’ll never stop looking for ways to preserve the world’s best (we might be biased) natural mineral water for years to come.
Co-creation of the APIEME (Association for the Protection of the evian mineral Water Impluvium)
1st natural mineral water with its catchment area being recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention (UNESCO Partner)
Water Institute by evian opens to train future responsible hydrogeologists
The Terragr’Eau methanizer opened at the plant which continues to convert biogas into fuel today