ALEXANDRIA, VA.—The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) announced that Primo Water (Tampa, Fla.) is the recipient of the prestigious Environmental Stewardship Award for 2022.
The announcement was made during IBWA’s Annual Business Meeting, which was held in Chicago as part of the 2022 IBWA Annual Business Conference.
“Primo’s water sources are paramount to its Environmental, Social, and Governance Program, which the company started in 2019,” said IBWA Convention Committee Co-Chair Dan Kelly.
Shares Alliance for Water Stewardship Goals
Having always been good stewards of its sources, Primo learned it shares water sustainability goals with the notable Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), namely to
- preserve water resources and the natural environment;
- drive water circularity in and around production sites; and
- provide safe drinking water.
“While the AWS Standard is a comprehensive water use standard, in 2019 Primo requested—and got—approval from the AWS governing body to apply the standard to its spring sources as a pilot project,” said Kelly.
“With the leadership of its two hydrogeologists and AWS specialists Travis Thornton and Lou Vittorio, Primo Water was the first company to complete the AWS standard requirements for certification at the spring site level in 2020 and 2021.”
IBWA has been recognizing the achievements of bottled water industry professionals and member companies since 1963.