A free online water management course has been launched by Nestlé Professional to give operators practical advice and guidance on how to save money through effective water management.
Developed in association with the Food and Drink Federation, the e-learning resource is designed to help improve awareness and understanding of the value, use and management of water.
The course promises to deliver a basic knowledge of what can be done to save water and manage its use effectively and sets out "golden rules" and tips on how to transform the knowledge into action from the supply chain to the boardroom and throughout operations.
Earlier this year, Nestlé announced a 36% reduction in absolute water usage since 2006 - well ahead of the Federation House Commitment target to reduce total water consumption by 20% by 2020. Neil Stephens, managing director of Nestlé Professional, said it was a "testament to the fact that we care deeply about the water challenge, are dedicated to taking action and acknowledge that we have a leading role to play through our own operations".
He added: "Water issues are a shared risk and responsibility, and as a company we have an ongoing commitment to improving water performance through our operations, supply chain and employees and are equally committed to helping our customers and indeed the hospitality industry as a whole.
"This new course is designed to do just that and I would urge everyone working in the food service industry to play their part in helping manage this precious resource."
Peter Andrews from the Food and Drink Federation said: "The global water challenge poses a very real threat to the food service industry, and collectively we have a responsibility to preserve global freshwater availability.
But not everyone knows how they can make a difference. We are very pleased that Nestlé Professional has created this resource and continue to promote our Every Last Drop campaign."
To access the water management course, visit www.nestleprofessional.co.uk.
By Lisa Jenkins
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