We are cooperating with Water.org to bring clean water and better sanitation facilities to communities in need in Bangladesh and Cambodia.
Water is a key resource in the textile industry, and we are committed to sustainable use and management of local water supplies. Ensuring communities have clean water is not only essential for their health and safety, but is a necessity for social development and economic empowerment.
In our four-year partnership with Water.org to bring clean water and better sanitation facilities to communities in need in Bangladesh and Cambodia, two of our most important supplier regions, we are donating almost €3 million to their WaterCredit programme.
The programme will provide thousands of small, affordable loans for water connections and toilets to local people, and is expected to improve the lives of more than 160,000 people in both countries.
The loans are easy to pay back, and once they are repaid, the money is available to the next person in need, triggering a cycle of change for whole communities.
Another sizeable donation to Water.org will go towards research and the New Ventures Fund, which is investigating ways to meet the water crisis and developing initiatives to address the underlying causes of clean water inaccessibility.
- 33,000 small loans to access water in Bangladesh and Cambodia
- 160,000 direct beneficiaries of the Water.org programme
- €3.7 million total donation to Water.org