NATURAL MINERAL WATER IS BASED ON A DEEP RELATIONSHIP WITH NATURE THAT IS LOOKING BACK ON A VERY LONG TRADITION
For as much as hundred years, we have been protecting the land, ecosystems and biodiversity where natural mineral and spring waters are produced.
The areas of land surrounding underground water sources are subject to rigorous and extensive environmental protection. The "impluvium" - where rain and snow seep into the soil to then journey underground through layers of rock - is a highly protected zone and can extend up to several thousands of hectares. Producers usually work in partnership with local communities, public authorities and farmers to ensure the protection of the sources. This collaboration not only helps to safeguard biodiversity and natural habitats, but also contributes to regional, social and economic activity.
Producers have always managed precious water resources in a responsible, sustainable and efficient way to secure them for future generations. Water sources are protected by the EU, which means that in order to abstract water, a local authority issued licence is needed, and the amount that a producer has access to is limited, keeping levels and water quality at a stable level for the years to come.
Central to our preservation of the planet is to work towards carbon neutrality as an industry. Many of our producers have already hit these heights by using state-of-the-art equipment and opting to only power their sites with renewable energy. A focus to lower the carbon footprint that transportation of waters causes is also high on the agenda, with trains being used to take traffic off the roads and improve air quality.Visit our "Member's News" section to learn more about the different projects of our members.