CSRBOX Foundation and Diageo India collaborate to launch Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project in Hardoi

CSRBOX Foundation and Diageo India collaborate to launch Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project in Hardoi

16 Oct 2023

Hardoi (UP)/India, 16th October 2023: Diageo India (United Spirits Ltd.) among the country’s leading alco-bev companies, in collaboration with CSRBOX Foundation announced the launch of a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project in Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh. The inauguration ceremony was held in the presence of Shri Nitin Agrawal Ji, Minister of State(I/C) Department of Excise & Prohibition, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Jagbir Singh Sidhu, Corporate Relations Director Diageo India and Manoviraj Singh, Vice President-CSR & Government Practice, CSRBOX Foundation.  

The project will benefit over 12,000 individuals across 8 villages of Hardoi namely Udhranpur, Behta Gokul, Behta Dheera, Itoriya, Udaypur, Teriya, Bhagormal and Nizampur. Diageo India along with CSR Box will help install 8 RO water filtration plants with a capacity of 1500 Litres/day each in these villages. In addition, 8 toilet blocks will be constructed in schools and community center (Barat Ghar) along with other facilities including drinking water stations, handwashing stations etc. The objective is to improve access to clean drinking water and better sanitation facilities for the community and the school children including Anganwadis. 

Jagbir Singh Sidhu, Corporate Relations Director, Diageo India said, “At Diageo, we’re passionate about preserving water for life through our Society 2030 goals. Women and girls are disproportionately affected when communities don't have access to clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities. We’re investing in such projects to empower women, by providing sustainable access to water and rebalancing their roles in society. Our WASH communities have equal representation of men and women. This gives women a voice in their communities while bringing resiliency and increasing the benefits to the community.”

Manoviraj Singh, Vice President-CSR & Government Practice, CSRBOX Foundation said, “We are delighted to collaborate with Diageo India on this community engagement initiative. This WASH project will help create a lasting impact by ensuring access to clean water and sanitation facilities. Our aim is to enhance the quality of life and improve health outcomes for the community, especially women and children and help them lead a dignified life.

Diageo India has launched multiple WASH projects in India impacting individuals across 8 states in India.

About CSRBOX Foundation

CSRBOX Foundation is India’s most trusted CSR partner. Our ethos is centered on "doing good in a better way." We believe in harnessing innovations, technology, and scale to provide solutions to societal challenges. CSRBOX Foundation serves as a bridge between communities, innovators, and funders, ensuring the best implementation models are in place for sustainable and scalable impact.

 

About Diageo India

Diageo India is among the country’s leading beverage alcohol company and a subsidiary of global leader Diageo Plc. The company manufactures, sells and distributes an outstanding portfolio of premium brands such as Johnnie Walker, Black Dog, Black & White, VAT 69, Antiquity, Signature, The Singleton, Royal Challenge, McDowell’s No1, Smirnoff, Ketel One, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan and Godawan, an artisanal single malt whisky from India. Headquartered in Bengaluru, our wide footprint is supported by a committed team of around 3000 employees, 37 manufacturing facilities across states and union territories in India, a strong distribution network and a state-of-the-art Technical Centre. Incorporated in India as United Spirits Limited (USL), the company is listed on both the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in India.

For more information about Diageo India, our people, our brands, and our performance, visit us at www.diageoindia.com. Visit Diageo’s global responsible drinking resource, http://www.DRINKiQ.com, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practices.

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