Since its inception in 2007, Anandana has transformed the lives of at least 9 lakh people and impacted more than 750 villages across 18 states in India
New Delhi: ‘Anandana’ – The Coca-Cola India Foundation has been honoured for its innovative Water Stewardship initiative at the 11th India CSR Awards held in New Delhi on December 17, 2022. With interventions starting in 2007 and over a decade, Anandana, in partnerships with local NGOs, civil society organisations, and community members, has deployed various water conservation and stewardship strategies in remote and water-stressed areas across the country.
The organisation was honoured at the 13th India CSR Leadership Summit by Chief Guest Shri R.K. Sinha, Hon’ble Former Rajya Sabha Member and, Founder & CMD of Security & Intelligence Services (India) Limited (SIS) during the 13th India CSR Leadership Summit in the presence of Dr. Shalini Rajneesh, Additional Chief Secretary to Govt., Planning, Program Monitoring & Statistics Dept., Govt. of Karnataka, and Rusen Kumar, Founder and Managing Editor of India CSR.
Anandana’s programs have been targeted towards marginalised communities in the backward, predominantly rural and, in some cases, the tribal areas of the country.
The vast majority of the villager beneficiaries are among the most vulnerable communities of India. To maximise its impact, Anandana chose to work in the geographical areas of dire necessity where the intervention had a substantial impact.
Transformed the lives of at least 9 lakh people
Since its inception, Anandana has established over 150 community water conservation projects which transformed the lives of at least 9 lakh people and impacted more than 750 villages across 18 states in India.
Coca-Cola India believes that water security is a shared responsibility, and the Company constantly strives to drive a culture that treats water as a critical resource.
Coca-Cola in India is one of the country’s leading beverage companies, offering a range of healthy, safe, high-quality, refreshing beverage options to consumers. The Company along with its owned bottling operation and other bottling partners, through a strong network of over 2.6 million retail outlets, touches the lives of millions of consumers, at a rate of more than 500 servings per second. The Coca-Cola system in India is contributing in its own small way to building sustainable communities through various initiatives.
India CSR Awards
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