MILAN – Sanpellegrino Group, part of Nestlé Waters, is investing CHF 17 million (US$17.5 million) to build a mineral water bottling plant in Italy that will help address local youth unemployment, by providing jobs for high school leavers. The plant in Castrocielo, Frosinone province, will open in mid-2016.
It will draw water from the ‘Naturae’ source, and is expected to produce around 220 million liters for sale under the Nestlé Vera brand in its first year.
In line with Nestlé’s commitments to environmental sustainability, the factory will only use green energy from renewable sources such as solar power. It will also incorporate LED lighting and systems for heat recovery and storage.
All packaging materials used will be recyclable.