Event On: 27-28 September 2016
Voltas Water participated India CSR Summit and Exhibition, hosted by NGOBOX, which is one of the biggest CSR event in India. The event was attended by over 950 CEOs, CSR Heads, CSR Managers, NGO Leaders, Development sector professionals, CSR advisors and social entrepreneurs.
This CSR summit, brought together CSR heads from some of the leading corporations of India, non-profit leaders and business heads to discuss potential meaningful ways to build value through strategic investments, partnerships and implementation in CSR.
Voltas Water was one of the exhibitors in the summit showcasing its Water ATM. Water ATM
model encourages two types of sustainable CSR practices. Either the corporates can engage in
direct implementation of the ATM or by engaging in a collaborative tripartite model of
In the direct installation model the corporate can either adopt a community or a village, thereby funding the installation and operation of the ATM in that community. They may also choose to create village level entrepreneurs (VLEs) who can facilitate the operation of the ATM within the community.
The tripartite model involves collaboration between a corporate entity (the funding and implementation partner), a non-profit organization (the operational and liaison partner) and Voltas Water (the technology partner); to enable the community with the water ATMs.
A large number of these ATM concepts have been successfully implemented for communities in states of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. This activity was taken up, as a part of CSR initiative by corporate entities in collaboration with Voltas Water. This concept has hence transformed those villages and has facilitated growth and development of the concerned communities via strategic partnerships among businesses and non-profit organizations.
The National CSR Conclave 2016 forum not only stood witness to the changing CSR orientations of companies seeking green, community-oriented solutions for sustainable community development in the health and sanitation segment, but also paved way for collaborations between such companies and strategic partners like Voltas Water, providing such smart solutions.