It's not drought, it's plunder.
In Mexico, massive water extraction by companies such as Bonafont, owned by Danone, is the cause of terrible environmental and social disasters.
Danone is a "B corp company" which means that theoretically it is verified to be meeting high social and environmental standards. So why is it then allowing its subsidiary to dry up Mexico?
A year ago, a huge sinkhole formed in farmland very close to where the bottling company has been massively extracting water. This is a direct result of looting by this and other companies operating in the region. Water looting is wreaking havoc.
In the Cholulteca region, for three decades they suffered the theft of their water Bonafont. Until March 2021 when the indigenous group, Pueblos Unidos, organised and managed to stop the company from operating in the area.
But now the company is back! A public official has authorised it to operate in the region as a purified water distributor.
That's why we need your support to join the call for the company to go away once and for all.
The indigenous communities say that even if Bonafont's new plant is only for distribution purposes, it means that the company's plunder of other territories will now be stored in the Cholulteca region, and they will not allow it.
The communities have been fighting to the end, but they need international support to get pressure on the company to leave altogether.
European companies like Danone cannot continue to steal indigenous peoples' water.
We know that together we are unstoppable.