Water is one of the key ingredients for many of our products and its availability directly affects not just our business but also the lives of the communities where we operate and inevitably also impacts our consumers. Continuously driven to establish a more water sustainable business, we strive to create maximum impact of our efforts and contribute towards the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as a more water resilient India.
Driven by this holistic view of the value chain our water strategy is underpinned by two priorities:
(i) Reduce, Reuse and Replenish
(ii) Supporting communities
We aspire to support the global transformation agenda while also contributing to the Government programs such as
‘National Water Mission’ and ‘Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojna (PMKSY)’. Our bottling units regularly carry out ‘Source Vulnerability Assessments’ and develop ‘Source Water Protection Plans’ to mitigate any stress on local water use.
Conserving water through efficient operation
“Estimated by CSE in 2014, Indian Industrial Freshwater withdrawal is ~ 40 Bn cubic meters, http://www.cseindia.org/dte-supplement/industry20040215/agriculture.htm accessed on June 13, 2018.
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF
In October last year, TERI University, with support from CCIPL and USAID, released a report, ‘State of urban water and sanitation in India’. The three year project included engaging with municipal commissioners and mayors of Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Tiruchirappalli, Gangtok, Karnal, and Kurukshetra and with directors of the Swachh Bharat Mission in various states and union territories to document grass-roots issues and solutions for cross learning.
The report, presented to Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Sh. Hardeep S. Puri seeks to strengthen urban water and sanitation programs through community-based solutions, innovation, and local action.