Primo Water North America Announces Alliance for Water Stewardship Certification for its Wekiva Spring Site
January 06, 2021 at 04:00 AM EST
SOURCE: SCS Global ServicesDESCRIPTION:
TAMPA, Fla., January 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Primo Water Corporation (NYSE:PRMW; TSX:PRMW) (the “Company” or “Primo”), a leading provider of water direct to consumers and water filtration services in North America and Europe as well as a leading provider of water dispensers, purified and spring bottled water, and self-service refill drinking water in the U.S. and Canada, today announced , that SCS Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party certification of sustainability performance, confirmed that Primo Water North America’s Wekiva Spring site in Florida achieved certification based on an independent, in-depth assessment. This certification follows certification of Primo Water North America’s Diamond Spring site in Pennsylvania in early December 2020, which made Primo the first company to have a spring water source certified under the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) program. The AWS International Water Stewardship Standard is a comprehensive global benchmark for responsible water stewardship.
Certification of the Wekiva Spring site demonstrates that Primo Water North America has successfully completed each of the steps in the AWS Standard and is confirmation of having met the global benchmark for responsible water stewardship. AWS certification demonstrates that Primo has addressed five aspects of responsible water stewardship: good water governance, sustainable water balance, good water quality, important water-related areas, and safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
“We continue to make important progress toward advancing our water usage and conservation efforts to ensure we meet internationally recognized standards,” said Tom Harrington, Primo’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our next step is completing the certification process for our Georgia and Arkansas spring water sources this year, and we are maintaining our goal of having all of our key owned spring water sources certified by the AWS by the end of 2022.”
The AWS Standard certificates are issued independently of the site, its owners and AWS by neutral, expert, third-party conformity assessment bodies who have achieved AWS accreditation. A site’s certificate will be valid for three years, subject to successful surveillance audits.
ABOUT PRIMO WATER NORTH AMERICA
ABOUT PRIMO WATER CORPORATION
Primo’s water solutions expand consumer access to purified, spring and mineral water to promote a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle while simultaneously reducing plastic waste and pollution. Primo is committed to its water stewardship standards and is proud to partner with the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) in North America as well as with Watercoolers Europe (WE), which ensure strict adherence to safety, quality, sanitation and regulatory standards for the benefit of consumer protection.
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ABOUT THE ALLIANCE FOR WATER STEWARDSHIP
AWS is a global membership collaboration comprising businesses, NGOs and the public sector. Its members contribute to the sustainability of local water-resources through their adoption and promotion of a universal framework for the sustainable use of water – the International Water Stewardship Standard, or AWS Standard – that drives, recognizes and rewards good water stewardship performance.
The AWS Standard offers a credible, globally-applicable framework for major water users to understand their own water use and impacts, and to work collaboratively and transparently with others for sustainable water management within the wider water catchment context. Implementers follow the steps and guidance in the AWS Standard to achieve good water stewardship practices that improve site water performance and contribute to wider sustainability goals.
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