Water - we’ve written a book on it

21/04/2015

Water - we’ve written a book on it

Chennai, April 21, 2015: Grundfos Holdings one of the world’s leading pump manufacturers, recently launched ‘Grundfos Thinks Water Wise 2014’ at Grundfos' Global Leadership Conference in Denmark. This publication is designed to have two functions: to communicate the various water activities Grundfos have been involved with, as well as to act as a support tool to their UN’s CEO Water Mandate role.

 

Comprising of 24-pages, this publication contains information relating to Grundfos explaining how they are demonstrating their responsibility to deliver sustainable water solutions in a responsible manner, but also to be an active player in the communities in which they operate.

With case stories from Sweden, India, Vietnam and Zimbabwe – as well as an explanation about Grundfos’ commitment to reduce its own demands for water and the steps they are taking to deliver their ambitions through a variety of tactics, this brochure offers a wealth of case stories. You can also find out about the real benefits being delivered to people in remote communities as a result of Water2Life, a Grundfos internal employee charitable programme.

 

Grundfos India’s association with Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) to publish a report on ‘The Business Case for Water Disclosure in India’ in 2014 finds a special mention in the publication. The report talks about the threat of businesses in India, neglecting water related risks due to depletion and pollution of water resources thereby depriving millions of litres of clean and safe drinking water to the people of the country. The report aimed at governments, businesses and investor communities recommends that corporate water disclosure is the most effective way to stimulate a rational and coherent business response to the issues of water availability.

 

The other case story from India, features how Grundfos India through its solar pumps quenched the thirst of the tribal community, forest officers and wild animals alike in a forest area in Andhra Pradesh. In partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2011, Grundfos India installed a solar pump in Farhabad in Achampet Wildlife management division of India which provided clean water to the area which was a rarity before. This initiative reduced the need for humans to enter into wildlife in search of water thereby reducing the disturbance and risk of conflict between the humans and wildlife. This project also ensured that drinking water is provided to wildlife in their habitat and prevented them going for long distances in search of water during dry periods. The success of this innovative and renewable water solution resulted in similar projects being initiated in Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve and Kawal Tiger Reserve.

Apart from the above, Grundfos India also has been applauded by the global management in the publication on its efforts in educating the younger minds from different schools in India on water conservation.

 

For editorial queries, please contact:

Mahathi Parashuram

Head - Public Affairs

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd.

E-mail:mahathi@grundfos.com





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