The stadium’s purchase, via its catering supplier, Levy Restaurants UK, of the ethically sourced British bottled water will aid Drop4Drop in supplying tens of millions of litres of water to third world countries across India, Africa and Asia.
As the sole source of bottled water at the venue, Life Water is included in all meeting and events packages, as well as each catered package. The purchase of just one litre of bottled Life Water provides 1,000 litres of clean drinking water to a community in need.
Simon Hunter, Head of Venue & Brand at Stamford Bridge, comments: “We are delighted to have formed a business partnership with Life Water UK which will enable us to support the amazing work they do through Drop4Drop to provide clean drinking water to communities in need of a fresh water supply. We are committed to being a socially, environmentally and ethically responsible business. This is mirrored by the expectations of our clients and we endeavour always to work with suppliers that hold the same values. We are very proud to be able to support the charity Drop4Drop, and all the fantastic work it does in providing much needed clean water to third world countries.”
With the company estimating that approximately 6,000 bottles per week will be purchased during 2016/17 season, based on typical sales figures, it is anticipated that the venue will help to provide approximately 130 million litres of water to people in need throughout the globe in one year alone; enough water to fill 52 Olympic swimming pools. Life Water UK estimates that the purchase of just 200 bottles of Life Water provides enough clean drinking water for an individual for life.
Life Water is sourced from a natural spring in Pembrokeshire, in organically certified lands, bottled in a factory powered by wind and solar energy, and all packaging is 100% recyclable, Life Water is not exported outside the UK, therefore its bottled water is carbon neutral.