How We're Protecting Our Water Source

Water stewardship lies at the heart of everything we do. We use a robust approach built on five steps - saving water, protecting the quality of our natural water source and catchment, sharing our knowledge, contributing to our community and certifying our  site to the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) standard – with Platinum status.  

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Through our “Water Regeneration pledge” BUXTON® will be leading projects to regenerate its water source and return as much water as it takes, if not more back into the local water cycle by 2025.  

We’re going beyond the walls of our factory to work with the local community and our partners to find collective solutions to sustainable water management,  ensuring the quality of the sources and the protection of the land around them for now and long into the future. This means increasing the biodiversity, pioneering water stewardship, working on natural flood mitigation, and peat restoration just to name a few. 

Restoring peatland to mitigate flooding and increase biodiversity

By restoring areas of degraded, or highly eroded peatland, together we can restore and slow down water flows to help mitigate the risk of flooding in Buxton town centre. Peatland restoration also has complimentary biodiversity and carbon benefits. 

Our partnership with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Strengthening biodiversity and helping to protect the natural purity of our waters means doing the right thing above ground to protect what’s underneath. Working with partners such as the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust helps us to understand the ecological environment around our sources and develop sustainable land management plans to ensure we take care of places where wildlife can thrive and people can connect with, learn from and be inspired by nature.  

Nestlé Waters UK and BUXTON® are investing in long term partnerships on land management with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust at Lightwood (92 acres) and Cowdale (>89 acres). The sites boast a variety of different landscapes attracting different species from grassland, woodland, mire, ponds, to a quarry floor with rock faces where rare limestone-loving plants can thrive and birds including ravens and peregrines could make future homes. The Trust has become our land management partner and by working with their experts, we aim to protect and improve the richness of biodiversity and nature in the area. 

BUXTON® site, first in the UK to receive top score for water stewardship


We care deeply for the precious water resources around us. That's why we're proud that our pioneering water stewardship work has seen the home of BUXTON® Natural Mineral Water achieve the prestigious Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard certification with platinum status, the highest level possible, an important international recognition for outstanding commitment to responsible water policies and initiatives. 

We know we have an important role to play in improving and preserving the landscape that makes BUXTON® Natural Mineral Water special. We are driven by our responsibility to preserve its richness, diversity and vitality.  

Discover more about our Innovative bottling facility

Tackling climate change starts at our bottling site. Much like the journey of BUXTON Natural Mineral Water, rising through a mile of British rock before reaching the surface, we’re pushing ahead, overcoming challenges, and committed to managing our business in a sustainable way. These have all been key milestones in our Group’s ambition to achieve net zero by 2050.  

100% renewable electricity powers our factories

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Developing a modern and efficient bottling facility is at the heart of BUXTON®  to bring its natural source all the way to you. Our state-of-the-art factory in Buxton, Derbyshire was designed and built with sustainability at its core. Built in 2012, the factory is one of Europe’s most innovative and we have continued in this way with our newly expanded site creating a state-of-the-art logistics operation onsite. 

  • 100% renewable electricity used to power the site, with 50% supplied by hydropower and 50% supplied wind power.  

  • Continued investment in windfarms technology