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Castle Rock Water Company

August 28, 2014 12:00 ET

Castle Rock Water Company Becomes First Bottled Water to Be Awarded Prestigious For Life - Social Responsibility Certification

Industry Leader Sets the Bar for Sustainable Bottled Water Everywhere

DUNSMUIR, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2014) - Castle Rock Water Company is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded the rigorous For Life - Social Responsibility certification. As the first bottled water ever to be rewarded For Life - Social Responsibility certification in North America, Castle Rock Water proudly leads the way in socially and environmentally responsible water.

As consumers' awareness and interest in sustainable products and services continues to grow, Castle Rock Water is committed to setting a precedent of eco-conscious practices for producing and consuming bottled water that the rest of the industry can follow. Castle Rock Water uses easily-recyclable glass packaging to ensure a reduced carbon footprint and to promote better health. As a joint venture with the city of Dunsmuir, California, Castle Rock Water constantly evaluates new innovations and technologies to leave the smallest environmental footprint. Beyond the company's interests to preserve the environment, the For Life - Social Responsibility certificate also recognizes Castle Rock Water's social impact throughout the city of Dunsmuir, California.

"Castle Rock Water is proud that its still and sparkling bottled water have achieved a For Life - Social Responsibility certification," said Thomas Greither, president and CEO of Castle Rock Water Company. "We have always strived to ensure that the world-class quality of our water is also reflected in our environmental and social practices, and we look forward to continuing to set an example for water companies everywhere as a For Life - Social Responsibility certified business."

To define these great programs, "For Life - Social Responsibility" certification covers all key labor aspects from core international labor rights to good employment conditions. This certification confirms that workers enjoy fair and safe working conditions and evaluates the operator's, in this case Castle Rock Water's, overall environmental performance and its role and impact in the local community.

The For Life - Social Responsibility certification confirms that Castle Rock Water is committed to act as a responsible employer and promoter of sustainable practices. The Institute of Marketecology (IMO) has confirmed that Castle Rock Water was audited and certified according to the control procedures of the Fair for Life Social & Fair Trade Programme and products meet the requirements for "For Life - Social Responsibility certification" at a performance level 5.

This announcement comes on the heels of Castle Rock Water Company's victory at the 24th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting, where it was awarded the title of World's Best Bottled Water.

About Castle Rock Water Company:
Castle Rock Water Company is a family-owned water company based in Dunsmuir, Calif., at the heart of the Shasta Cascade region. Castle Rock Water is sourced from the glaciers of Mt. Shasta and gravity fed to its facility in Dunsmuir to make the best bottled water in the world. Available still or sparking and in various sizes, Castle Rock Water contains no artificial nutrients and goes directly from glacier to glass, ensuring the purest quality product. Humanitarian-minded and eco-focused, Castle Rock Water proudly offers profit sharing to its community partners and is one of only two domestic water companies that uses glass bottles, for a smaller carbon footprint.

About For Life - Social Responsibility Certification:
For Life is a brand-neutral third party certification for Social Responsibility as part of the Fair for Life Social & Fair Trade Certification Programme, which is administered by the Institute for Marketecology, one of the most renowned international agencies for Fair Trade and Social Responsibility certification. For Life certification is for companies worldwide that wish to demonstrate their fair labor practices and good working conditions and communicate the companies' commitment of Social Responsibility towards its workers and the society. More information about For Life certification and the Fair for Life Social & Fair Trade Certification Programme can be found on www.fairforlife.org

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