• Our ESG Achievements

    >44 million lives touched by various water services

    Significant reduction in pollution of water bodies

    Decline in water borne diseases

    Facilitating women and child development – freeing up hours spent in collecting water

    We are an ESG Enabler

    We aim to continue playing a role in ensuring a sustainable future for the local communities, ecosystems and the environment where we operate. We have been an enabler for the SDG 6 Goal, (Sustainable Development Goals) by the United Nations (UN) – ‘Ensuring availability of sustainable management for water and sanitation to all by 2030’. We believe that investment in India , to provide incremental clean and adequate water has the maximum ESG potential for every rupee invested, as it is a basic life necessity along with food. Our work enables access to water and also allows water for marginal farmers in arid regions. We believe that grass-root community involvement is a necessity in the PPP space. With a large segment of the grass-root communities in India continuing to be dependent on nature for access to water and farming (food), social and environmental management become very critical for their survival. Our mantra has always been bringing fourth P the people to the PPP projects thereby on- boarding the largest stakeholder in the project, which has worked successfully in the many PPP project executed by us. The strong community support and outreach has resulted in us executing projects before time. We strongly believe that long term growth can be achieved only with fair, ethical and equitable conduct with high standards of integrity. We continue to hold faith in our corporate governance values embedded in our organisational DNA; which will go a long way in being able to attract and retain investors and human capital.

    Facilitating UN’s Sustainability Development Goals

    Our core activities in water segment, viz. 24*7 water in urban areas and sewage water treatment for industrial reuse , have strong enabler and spill over effect on other SDG goals. Along with our primary impact on SDG 6 ( access to clean water) , our projects have had and continue to have positive spill-over effects on other 9 goals as below

    SDG Goal Means
    • Hunger reduction
    • Aquatic life
    • Water availability for irrigation to marginal farmers
    • De-eutrophication allowing aquatic life, fishing etc
    3 Health Reduction in water borne diseases, reduction in medical expenses, lower health related absences in schools
    • Livelihood generation ( no poverty)
    • Education
    • Gender equality
    • More water for farming and fishing allow livelihood generation for marginal sections off society
    • Women free to work (livelihood generation, gender inequality) , children can go to school ( education )
      • Typically in India; women and children in the low income groups were required to stay at home to collect water from tankers/ intermittent municipal supply :
      • With 24*7 water supply the same is not needed, allowing adults to work and children to go to school ).
    • Sustainable cities
    • Responsible consumption
    • Our Water reuse projects which treat city sewage water ( Sustainable cities)
    • Reuse by power Industries assisting industry in responsible consumption
    16 Inclusive society
    • Prevention of community displacement and prevention of farmer suicides:
      • Access to water for farming in the drought prone regions like Vidarbha would prevent farmers turning into displaced migrant labour and also prevent poverty in agricultural context

    It’s the 4th P that powers the PPP model

    Ever since the Indian economy was opened and the process of liberalisation was set in, various private players added their might partnering with public enterprises in various sectors. PPP as a concept on paper brings in very good synergy of Private enterprise efficiency with Public ownership of assets. But in reality we see a trust deficit between the ultimate stakeholders, People on one hand and Government & Private 30 years can be a risk unless people the 4th P is added / on-boarded.

    Our answer to this situation is Involve / Integrate the Fourth P – People – citizens in the PPP Model enhancing its credibility. PPP can be very successful if the fourth P- People are integrated in the structure with openness and responsibility of communicating with larger masses. People as largest stakeholders in any PPP must participate to monitor the contracts done between the two Ps.

    Win Win for all the stakeholders is essential for long term PPP Projects to succeed

    Water PPPs are Social Projects and for them to succeed, the roles of the stakeholders with People as integral part of the project shall be;

    • P – Public – Policy Maker
    • P – Private – Efficiency improvement with investment
    • P – People – Communication & Monitoring

    Communication, Transparency and On-boarding of the largest stakeholders “People” is more of a business need and mitigates many risks.