Not-for-profit entity Honeywell Hometown Solutions India Foundation (HHSIF) has received the India CSR Award for its safe drinking water program in Telangana.
The award was presented to Honeywell at the annual India CSR Leadership Summit & Awards in New Delhi, which honors outstanding and innovative CSR, sustainability and social enterprise projects.
Honeywell is funding 130 safe water stations in Telangana via its not-for-profit partner Safe Water Network. These stations provide access to safe drinking water for 420,000 people in areas that suffer from groundwater contamination due to factors such as salinity, nitrates and fluorides.
Fluoride contamination can cause skeletal fluorosis, stunting and teeth mottling among youth, and spinal bending, joint pain and difficulty in mobility among the elderly.
Communities are accessing safe water conveniently from water ATMs (similar to automated teller machines) using their precharged radio-frequency indentification (RFID) cards.
Through this award-winning program, Honeywell and Safe Water Network set up locally-owned and operated safe water stations that deliver safe, affordable, and reliable water adhering to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS-10500) for potable water quality to those in need.
Honeywell India is committed to improving the world we live in by creating, supporting, and nurturing outstanding corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs and initiatives that make real, sustainable, and measurable impact on communities that Honeywell serves.