Who are we?
Around the VITTEL, CONTREX and HÉPAR springs, Agrivair, a subsidiary company of Nestlé Waters, has been implementing a voluntary and concerted policy of upstream protection of water resources for almost 30 years. This model, based on sustainable change, has made it possible to perpetuate environmentally friendly agriculture in partnership with 38 farms, while protecting mineral water resources and preserving biodiversity in a territory. Ecological measures built around one idea: “healthy water starts with healthy soil!”
On the strength of its work to protect the resource and its remarkable results, Agrivair was entrusted in 2020 with a mission to preserve biodiversity, because protecting the water resource also means protecting the ecosystems and habitats where many threatened species are found.
Since 2020, Agrivair has been implementing an action plan in favour of biodiversity using three complementary approaches: scientific, operational and partnership.
On a daily basis, we preserve and restore natural ecosystems, which include three main types of environment: agriculture, freshwater and wetlands and forests.
Agrivair works on a daily basis in partnership with farmers who contribute directly to preserving the environment and the ecological functions of the agrosystems they operate: maintenance of permanent grasslands through livestock farming, preservation of agro-ecological infrastructures such as hedges, intercropping, etc.
To effectively monitor the actions, several bioindicators have been chosen, including bees.
BeeOMonitoring since 2019 on the Lignéville site
Through the analysis of pollen collected by bees, Agrivair wishes to better understand the state of the environment on its site in order to preserve and improve it, to know the impact of its actions in favour of biodiversity, to strengthen its territorial anchoring and its links with stakeholders, in particular local authorities, to involve them and to encourage them to act in turn in favour of biodiversity.
Strengthening BeeOMonitoring with the installation of a second beehive for monitoring
Installation of a BeeOtel in April 2022 on the Valleroy le Sec site to measure the quality of the environment in collaboration with wild bees
BeeOSchool training in June 2022
BeeOimpact project for the end of 2022