Feb 29, 2016

Nestlé Waters North America Appoints Nelson Switzer to Lead Sustainability Efforts

Switzer has over 15 years of experience in sustainability

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Nestlé Waters North America has announced the appointment of sustainability innovator Nelson Switzer as vice president and chief sustainability officer.

Switzer has over 15 years of experience in environmental and social sustainability in Canada, the United States and Europe with deep expertise in sustainability strategy development, integration and implementation. Having held pivotal roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Centrica plc NA, as well as the Royal Bank of Canada, he is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability. Nelson is also former Executive in Residence at the Ivey School of Business and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Waterloo. 

At NWNA, Nelson is responsible for the continued growth and implementation of the beverage company's multifaceted sustainability strategy.

Switzer said, "Nestlé Waters' leadership in healthy hydration can help enhance people's quality of life. I'm looking forward to expanding upon what this great company is already doing so well, working with people who share a passion for water, people and community and the preservation and creation of natural, social and economic capital that benefits all."

Driven by a rising tide of health-conscious consumers, bottled water is poised to be the number one consumed beverage in America within the decade. As the industry expands, so does the role sustainability is expected to play in its operations and the communities it serves. By its recent appointment of Switzer, NWNA, whose brand portfolio includes 12 U.S. bottled waters, is looking to continue to shape environmental and social best practices of the industry.