We take for granted that water comes from a tap. For many people around the world water is actually a luxury. Water is a precious resource that needs to be conserved. At Ivoclar Vivadent we are very conscious about our water consumption. Around 780 million people around the world do not have access to clean water. This was also the case for the 6,600 inhabitants of Anosimena and Manambina in Madagascar. A donation by Ivoclar Vivadent through the Drink&Donate project has improved their situation. The inhabitants now have clean water at their disposal. A solar system produces water in drinking quality.
One of two newly built water reservoirs in which drinking water is collected. Local people can fetch clean water from communal taps and water “kiosks”.
The idea behind the non-profit organization Drink&Donate which is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, is simple, fair and ecological. It encourages businesses to consume tap water instead of bottled mineral water, thereby donating drinking water to disadvantaged communities. Ivoclar Vivadent has been supporting this sustainability initiative since 2017. The result is impressive: Most of the water dispensers have been appropriately converted – even sparkling water is now available – and 60,000 litres of bottled mineral water including transport costs have been saved.