What does sustainability mean?

Sustainability has always been and will always be an important part of our philosophy!

The topic of sustainability was first mentioned by name in the “Brundtland Report” in 1987. The following sentence sums up the essential idea of sustainability: “Sustainable development is a development that satisfies the needs of the present without risking that future generations will not be able to meet their own needs.”

«Gro Harlem Brundtland speaks at the UN General Assembly as Prime Minister of Norway, 1987. Photo: UN Photo

What was first mentioned by name in 1987 has always been a basic principle of Mineralquellen Adelboden AG. Although the word “sustainable” itself was unknown to the founders, it was already clear from the beginning that our most important asset, namely the pure, fresh spring mineral water, came unchanged from nature and had to be protected for the future.

As early as 1984, the first measures related to sustainability were put on paper.

1957 Verwaltungsrat der Mineral- und Heilquellen Adelboden AG

In 1984, the protection areas around the infiltration zone were officially defined and published. There are various gradations of protection zones around the source area. The zones are subject to strict conditions and prohibit, for example, the use of fertilizers and plant or wood preservatives.

Infiltrationszone & Gesteinsschichten Adelbodner Mineralwasser

The subject of sustainability has always been and will always be an important part of our philosophy. Over the years, the basic idea of sustainable development has not changed, but the business activities and their impact on the environment have evolved to meet the demands of today’s sustainable standards. You can find out more about how the mineral spring deals with the topic of sustainability today and how it is incorporated into our everyday production routine in the topic-related links.