2024-2029 MANIFESTO

FOR THE EUROPEAN NATURAL MINERAL WATER SECTOR

2024-2029 MANIFESTO
FOR THE EUROPEAN NATURAL MINERAL WATER SECTOR

 

The 2024-2029 Manifesto for the European natural mineral water and spring water sector outlines our ambitious vision for the future, rooted in sustainability, innovation, and economic resilience.

Our sector’s history of providing high-quality products to European citizens stands alongside our track record of protecting catchment areas and supporting rural economies. As we look forward to the next five years, we emphasise the critical importance of safeguarding natural water resources, fostering biodiversity and ensuring long-term sustainability, while pursuing a strong industrial policy which protects SMEs and promotes economic resilience.

In this respect, our sector’s manifesto serves as a guide for policymakers, stakeholders, and industry partners, highlighting our priorities and recommendations for a sustainable and thriving European market.

Envisioning a Sustainable Future:

OUR 5 PRIORITIES

1. Water

A foundation for healthier citizens

2. Healthy water cycles

Safeguarding water for future generations

3. Biodiversity

A measure of natural health

4. Resource efficiency

Better for the environment and the economy

5. Consumer information

Empowering better choices

OUR SECTOR AT A GLANCE

DRIVING SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH IN A THRIVING EU MARKET

There is a growing need to strengthen the EU’s industrial policy framework to promote innovation, competitiveness and growth. Businesses need equal access to a fair, open market, consistent regulations, and a long-term vision for planning and investment.

New legislative requirements can be particularly burdensome for SMEs. Our sector is heavily represented by small producers which are very often located in remote areas, making them crucial contributors to rural employment and social cohesion.

In our 2024-2029 Manifesto, we advocate for a revitalised European industrial policy which:

  • supports growth, for SMEs as well as large businesses
  • preserves and further develops the Single Market
  • is based on sound scientific and economic data
  • provides consistency and long-term legal certainty

Together, we can continue to build a healthier and more sustainable
future. Join us in our commitment to preserving the environment,
supporting local communities, and promoting healthy hydration for all.