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Pakistan: Case study by Nils Rosemann on the impact of Nestlé's "Pure Life" water business on the right to water

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Company response
13 April 2005

Response by Nestlé: Nestlé's bottled water business exacerbating drinking water shortage by depleting water table & marketing as a healthier replacement for tap water at prices many cannot afford, says report by Nils Rosemann (attorney at law / human...

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12 April 2005

[PDF] Nestlé response to Nils Rosemann report « Drinking Water Crisis in Pakistan and the Issue of Bottled Water – The Case of Nestlé’s ‘Pure Life’”

Author: Nestlé

...the report takes a highly biased perspective, and we would like in the following few pages to provide our comments to these different elements raised...

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Article
1 April 2005

Nestlé website: "Our Responsibility - Water"

Author: Nestlé

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Article
1 April 2005

Drinking Water Crisis in Pakistan and the Issue of Bottled Water - Nestlé's 'Pure Life' in Pakistan

Author: Nils Rosemann

In 1998 Nestlé choose Pakistan as country to roadmap its global water strategy in the bottled water market...Nestlé's bottled water is not affordable for the people in need of safe and clean drinking water...Nestlé contributes to the decrease of the ground water level, that dries local water provisions for the sake of profit. Finally, Nestlé's use of groundwater obviously exceeding the renewable volume.

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1 April 2005

NGOs call for water to remain public good

Author: Swissinfo

Non-governmental organisations meeting in Geneva [for the Alternative World Water Forum] are demanding the creation of a solidarity fund for water to ensure it remains a "universal public good"...the Swiss multinational food giant, Nestlé, was accused of controlling 50 per cent of Pakistan’s drinking water, bottling it and selling it at prices only few Pakistanis can afford.

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1 April 2005

[PDF] full report: "Drinking Water Crisis in Pakistan and the Issue of Bottled Water – The Case of Nestlé’s ‘Pure Life’"

Author: Nils Rosemann

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Author: Swissinfo

In einer Studie von Nils Rosemann über die Rolle von Nestlé in Pakistan wird der Schweizer Nahrungsmittelkonzern schwer beschuldigt. Nestlé gefährde in dem Land den öffentlichen Zugang zu Wasser, schreibt Rosemann...Nestlé-Sprecher Robin Tickle vom Unternehmenssitz in Vevey weist die Vorwürfe zurück. Eine Messung vom Februar habe keine Grundwassersenkung in der Region von Lahore festgestellt. Die Messungen erfolgten regelmässig.

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Author: Swissinfo

La multinationale [Nestlé] met en danger l'accès à l'eau au Pakistan, c’est ce qu’a affirmé au cours du forum [Forum alternatif de l'eau] l'auteur d'une étude sur le rôle du géant mondial de l'alimentaire...Selon Nils Rosemann...Nestlé contribue à pomper l'eau de la nappe souterraine dans la région de Lahore...Un porte-parole de la multinationale...Robin Tickle, a rejeté ces critiques. Des mesures effectuées en février ont montré que le niveau de la nappe souterraine n'avait pas baissé dans la région de Lahore. De telles mesures sont effectuées régulièrement, a-t-il ajouté.

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