Kim Jeffery
Kim Jeffery, President and CEO, Nestlé Waters North America
When Nestlé Waters North America President and CEO Kim Jeffery started at the company three decades ago, the bottled water industry generated about $250 million per year. These days, it generates approximately $11 billion annually. As bottled beverages’ popularity increased in a society increasingly on the go, sustainability quickly became an issue. That has not since wavered. Today, Nestlé Waters has blossomed into a mutibrand company with 10 LEED-certified facilities — nine either Silver or Gold certified. Perhaps more importantly, over the past six years, Nestlé Waters has reduced its packaging by more than 40% — approximately a 20% reduction in the company’s overall carbon footprint. Kim Jeffery appeared on the Green is Good radio program on October 22, 2011.