Compass Group UK & Ireland has started the New Year with a bang with an exciting charitable milestone of providing more than 66,000 people in developing countries with clean drinking water.
Through its partnership with ethical bottled water company, Life Water and associate charity drop4drop, Compass Group UK & Ireland has successfully completed 44 clean drinking water projects by donating wells to communities in India and Uganda.
Altogether, the company has now provided clean drinking water to 66,531 people.
Earlier this year, Compass Group UK & Ireland signed a three-year contract with Life Water to be the primary bottled supplier across its organisation and through every bottle it sells, at least 1,000 litres of clean drinking water is provided to a community in need.
To date, more than 9 million bottles of water have been sold.
Mr Kallol Chakrabaty, from Haldarchak Uttar, India, explained that his village has benefitted from the water bore-well that was donated by Eurest, a division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, through purchases of Life Water bottles.
He said: “Ever since I was born the village has faced drinking water shortages and issues.
“We only ever had one bore well which was not sufficient and the queue to collect water was long. Now we have two our water stresses have been reduced dramatically.”
Life Water’s partner charity, drop4drop, work directly with country partners to identify communities in need of clean drinking water before managing and developing each project.