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ITC Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division - ITC Kovai paper unit earns global recognition for water stewardship

ITC Kovai paper unit earns global recognition for water stewardship


Nov 07 2019

ITC’s Kovai Paperboards factory in Tamil Nadu has earned the unique distinction of being the only facility in India to be awarded the Alliance for Water Stewardship Platinum-level certification – the highest recognition for water stewardship in the world.

The certification acknowledges ITC’s large-scale and impactful water management programmes benefitting millions.

Adrian Sym, Chief Executive Officer, Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) said, “For many years, ITC has been at the forefront of business engagement in water stewardship, understanding the need for business to contribute to the sustainability of the water catchments on which they depend.

“This certification is indeed a source of encouragement to all at ITC and will inspire us to scale up our efforts to ensure water security to our stakeholders around our factories,” said Chitranjan Dar, Group Head of EHS, Projects and R&D, ITC Limited.

At the catchment level, ITC and World Wide Fund for Nature - WWF-India have been working towards a watershed management strategy using a multi-stakeholder approach in the Upper Bhawani basin, since 2015, benefitting nearly 149 villages and 14,000 rural households.

 
 
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