Position Statement

Clean water and sanitation

Thursday, September 1, 2016

10 year-old Muhammad Ammar and his schoolmates now have clean drinking water, after we built a water purification plant near their school in Allahabad, Northern Pakistan.
Muhammad is one of around 30,000 local people who now have access to clean water, after we opened three new purification plants in his area. We’ve built eight in total across Pakistan to provide water for more than 50,000.
Clean drinking water brings numerous social, economic and health benefits. For example, safe supplies in Sheikupuru, Northern Pakistan, have significantly reduced the number of schoolchildren who get sick with diarrhoea. Easy access to safe drinking water also encourages kids like Muhammad to attend school.
Water and sanitation is a human right, and we’re working hard to improve access. By 2015 we’d invested in infrastructure to bring clean water to 440,000 people worldwide who live near our factories, and to the farms that supply us.
Water is a precious resource that belongs to everyone. As a company we focus on using it responsibly, and on encouraging others to do so. Read more about our water commitments.