Primo Water a provider of sustainable drinking water solutions in North America and Europe, announced that, SCS Global Services (SCS), a leader in third-party sustainability certification has certify that the Mountain Valley site in Arkansas and the Georgia Mountain site in Fannin County, Georgia have obtained certification based on independent and in-depth assessment. The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) International Water Management Standard is a global global standard for responsible water management.
Two additional Primo water sources, Diamond Spring in Pennsylvania and Wekiva Spring in Florida achieved AWS certification in December 2020.
Certification of the Mountain Valley and Georgia Mountain sites demonstrates that the facilities have successfully completed each of the steps in the AWS Standard and is confirmation of having met the global benchmark for responsible water stewardship. AWS certification demonstrates that Primo Water has addressed five aspects of responsible water stewardship: good water governance, sustainable water balance, good water quality, important water-related areas, and safe water, sanitation and hygiene. An AWS Standard certificate is issued independently of the site, its owners and AWS by a neutral, expert, third-party conformity assessment body that has achieved AWS accreditation. A site’s certificate will be valid for three years, subject to successful surveillance audits.
“After becoming the first company to have a spring water source certified under the AWS program in December 2020, we have now obtained certification for two additional sites within twelve months as we continue to demonstrate our commitment to responsible water usage and conservation,” said Tom Harrington, Primo’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our ongoing focus on our sustainability initiatives continues to drive our industry leadership and we remain on track to achieve our goal of certifying all of our key owned spring water sources under by the AWS by the end of 2022.”