Compass Group UK & Ireland, has reached an outstanding charitable milestone of providing 100,000 people in developing countries with clean drinking water.
Compass has worked in partnership with ethical bottled water company, Life Water, as its primary bottled water supplier since 2014. The product is currently supplied in over 1,700 sites across the business and through every bottle sold, at least 1,000 litres of clean drinking water is provided to a community in need.
To date, Compass Group UK & Ireland has sold more than 20million bottles of Life Water and through the partnership and Life Water’s associate charity, drop4drop, has successfully completed 76 clean drinking water projects by donating wells to communities in India and Uganda.
Amrita Das from West Bengal in India explained that the water bore-well that was donated by Medirest earlier this year, a division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, benefitted her village tremendously. She said:
“Since my birth I didn’t seen any clean water in our village. So it was very tough to arrange water from other long routed village. Due to lack of fresh water, diseases increased. Each year a number of children die. Now we have installed one bore well and we are enjoying with fresh water. We give thanks to Medirest for improving our lives.”
Dennis Hogan, managing director for Compass Group UK & Ireland, commented:
“We are very proud of our partnership with Life Water and the benefit this brings to thousands of people in need. We aim continue in our efforts to complete more projects, fund more wells and bring clean drinking water to many more communities in need through our partnership with Life Water.”