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Alliance for Water Stewardship™ (AWS) certification for the NWNA Livermore, California facility

Public Notification

To: Interested Parties
From: SCS Global Services
Date: 07/26/2017
Re: Notification of AWS Certification of Nestlé Waters North America, Inc.

Summary: Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. (NWNA) is seeking Alliance for Water Stewardship™ (AWS) certification for the NWNA Livermore, California facility. Please contact SCS Global Services with any comments regarding this certification (contact information below).

In pursuit of Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certification, Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. (NWNA) will be undergoing an evaluation of its facility located in Livermore, California (AWS Registration code: AWS-010-INT-CAB-00-01-0004-0020) on 29-30 August 2017. The facility currently produces bottled water products under the brand names of Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water, Arrowhead Distilled Water, Calistoga Natural Spring Water, and Nestlé Pure Life. The certification evaluation will be conducted by SCS Global Services (SCS), an AWS-accredited Conformity Assessment Body. AWS certification evaluates whether the use of water at a particular site is socially equitable, environmentally sustainable, and economically beneficial.

Scope and Certification Evaluation Process

SCS Global Services (SCS), an AWS-accredited certification body based in Emeryville, California, will conduct this AWS Evaluation.  Information about SCS can be found at   

Performance shall be evaluated against the AWS International Water Stewardship Standard (Version 1.0; 2014).  A copy of the standard and more information about AWS is available at:

SCS welcomes public participation in the form of in-person or written commentary.  When possible, SCS will arrange to meet with interested parties; ideally, all comments should be submitted before the evaluation commences.  All submissions should be supported with objective evidence, whenever possible.  Comments will be kept confidential upon request. All input should be directed to:

Brendan Grady, AWS Lead Auditor
2000 Powell St, Suite 600
Emeryville, CA 94608
Tel +1 (510) 452-8000
Fax +1 (510) 452-6882

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Stakeholder Comments

Please contact us at to provide comments about any of our certificate holders or applicants: these will be used in scoring and assessments. Information we receive can only be used if it is able to be made publicly available. Please feel free to contact us with any question you may have regarding confidentiality.