Our commitment

We owe everything to nature and are committed to preserving it. Rooted in our pioneering spirit and long-lasting commitment towards sustainability, we work tirelessly at all steps of the product life cycle to operate in a sustainable way.

 

Our sustainability journey is focused on 3 Pillars: Water Ecosystem, Carbon Neutrality, and Circularity & Packaging

WATER ECOSYSTEM

evian's commitment to sustainability runs deep.

 

We respect the natural cycle of water and work with a team of dedicated hydrogeologists to ensure we sustainably manage the water resource and never take more than nature provides.

 

For more than 25 years, we've been innovating and working with the local community in Evian-les-Bains to preserve the natural resource for today, tomorrow and future generations. In 1992, evian co-founded the Association for the Protection of the evian Mineral Water Impluvium (known as APIEME) together with 13 municipalities around the watershed area aimed to balance preservation of the source and local sustainable development of agriculture within the area.

 

Our care of the evian source has allowed us in 2008 to become the first natural spring water with its watershed area recognized as a wetland of international importance by the Ramsar Convention, partner of UNESCO

In 1992, evian co-founded the Association for the Protection of the evian Mineral Water Impluvium (known as APIEME) together with 13 municipalities around the catchment area. This private-public partnership aims to balance preservation of the evian natural mineral water resource and sustanaible local development of agriculture within the catchment area.

 

Our care of the evian source has allowed us in 2008 to become the first natural mineral water with its cachment area recognized as a wetland of international importance by the Ramsar Convention, partner of UNESCO.

CARBON NEUTRAL IN THE US AND CANADA

We are committed to fight climate change by continuously measuring, reducing and offsetting our environmental footprint at each stage of our bottle’s life cycle, from the materials we use, to production, transportation and recycling.

 

Thanks to strong action plans, we achieved a reduction of 40% gr CO2/L between 2008 and 2012 of our global carbon footprint, and our factory in France now runs on 100% renewable energy, Alongside evian’s global carbon reduction action plan, we have partnered with the Livelihoods Carbon Fund since 2008 by planting 130 million trees to capture carbon naturally. This partnership supports the livelihoods of rural communities whilst helping to preserve and restore special mangrove ecosystems.

 

Over time, our sustained actions to reduce our emissions, combined with the creation of carbon credits through the Livelihoods Carbon Fund, have enabled us to achieve Carbon Neutral certification from The Carbon Trust for both the evian factory and the business activities in North American since 2017. We aim to achieve a global certification by 2020.

 

In the US, evian has partnered with Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps program to advance local transportation carbon emission reductions. evian’s logistics team is now equipped with a carbon calculator to help them incorporate carbon impact into their decision making.