SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Water Stewardship

Access to clean drinking water is a major problem in today’s world. We attach particular importance to water related issues, since water problems directly affect the welfare of the communities where we operate and the sustainability of our business.

Clean Irrigation Canal

As an effort of CCI Iraq to contribute to improving the reality of social and economic life in the country, this project was conducted under the supervision and assistance of Ministry of Water Resources. A canal with a dimension of 9 kilometers long that can irrigate about 3,000 acres, which is equivalent to 7.5 million square meters in Hilla plant, is constructed.

Paani – Safe Water Initiative

Access to clean drinking water is a significant health concern in our geography. In Pakistan, we have been running our Paani Clean Water project in collaboration with the Clean Water Trust, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and the Rotary International Pakistan. A report by Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) reveals that 44% of the total population in Pakistan has no access to safe drinking water. Another publication by Pakistan’s Waters at Risk states that 33% of deaths are due to water borne diseases - typhoid, cholera, dysentery and hepatitis.

Addressing the safe drinking water needs of our communities, CCI Pakistan set up its first filtration plant in Malir, Karachi in collaboration with Rotary International Pakistan. Following plants were set up in Lahore and in Rahimyar Khan in collaboration with the Clean Water Trust. Each plant has the capacity to produce over 2,000 liters per hour and serve a population of over 20,000 people every day.

Holding on to our objective to provide safe drinking water, CCI Pakistan launched the Paani – Safe Water Initiative in 2015 and until now, provided clean water to more than 850,000 people across Pakistan. The project was launched and implemented in collaboration with WWF Pakistan. A total of 25 plants were set up over the course of three years. Extensive community outreach and mobilization activities were conducted in the target areas informing communities about the importance of safe drinking water and its appropriate usage.