World Water Day is considered a key date in the diary for any company operating in the drinks industry and this is certainly true for Eden Springs.
Created by the United Nations and celebrated every 22nd March since 1993, World Water Day works to increase awareness of the importance of water.
This year, World Water Day’s theme is based on sustainable development. We at Eden Springs have set out to support this, working with People Help People (PhP) – One World, to build more wells in Central Africa. As a sign of our commitment, with every bottled water cooler installed in March, we will make a contribution of £3 to PhP-One World.
PhP-One World is one of Eden’s long-term charity partners and works to help communities in Central Africa gain access to clean drinking water and development projects. The project is building several clean water wells in the Wakiso district of Uganda which in turn is helping to improve access to drinking water for this area’s 1.4 million inhabitants – 70% of whom don’t have a source of clean water. Could you imagine a life where on average you live 5km away from a clean water source? This is the case for many communities in Central Africa.
We have found that in many communities health, education, income and general development is negatively impacted due to a lack of water. That’s why we believe it’s vitally important to support where we can.
Did you know?:
- 17% of girls drop out of school due to poor hygiene
- 10% of boys spend time fetching water compared to focus on studies
- 17% of children under five die from diarrhoea
Eden Springs wants to help World Water Day in promoting and recognising the suffering that takes place across the world due to lack of water. Join us this month of March and support our campaign to make water a priority!
To find out how you can help Eden Springs support World Water Day, please visit www.edensprings.co.uk/world-water-day for more information.
Every drop counts…
At Eden Springs, water is truly at the heart of our business. We go further than just providing office water and coffee solutions across Europe – we work with selected charity partners to help bring clean, safe drinking water to communities who need it, across the globe.
Eden’s “Every Drop Counts” corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme runs across all our European offices. A key focus of the initiative is supporting our current corporate not-for-profit partner, People Help People (PhP) – One World, in its work in Central Africa. Prior to this we worked with Unicef from 2007-2010.
Water is a basic human right. It doesn’t just for keep communities alive – it enables them to thrive. For example, many young people end up dropping out of school as a result of bad hygiene, either due to illness or because of the time it takes to travel to reach a safer water source each day. Increasing education gives people the chance to gain good employment and makes a real difference to their lives and the community for the long term.
We support PhP-One World because of the important work the non-profit organization is doing in Tanzania and Uganda to help improve living conditions, including access to clean water and education, in developing countries. We get a complete view of the results of the project’s work and know they are really making a difference.
As well as global charities, our individual offices support projects of importance to their local community. In Sweden, this has included the Noll-tolerans mot mobbning (zero tolerance against bullying in schools) project, in France, Solidarités, an NGO helping people in conflict and natural disaster areas, in Poland WOSP (the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity). In the UK, Eden Springs has raised funds for the British Teenage Cancer Trust.
So, water is truly at the heart of the business thanks to our Every Drop Counts initiative. We’ll keep you posted on the projects we’re supporting across the globe and closer to home.