With our support, our partner for wastewater solutions, BORDA, was able to implement an important project in Bauang in the Philippines.
World Water Day has been held every year on March 22 since 1993. It was launched as part of Agenda 21 (the United Nation’s action program for sustainable development). The goal each year was to remind us that a safe, sustainable and hygienic water supply cannot be taken for granted in many countries. This year, the motto is “Groundwater – Making the Invisible Visible”. Good drinking water is quality of life, precious and indispensable.
However, clean wastewater and hygienic toilets are just as important for the quality of life. Unfortunately, this is not a matter of course in many regions of the world. 3.6 billion people still do not have access to safe, hygienic and adequate sanitation. Many people still discharge at sites where untreated wastewater goes directly into groundwater or is discharged into a nearby body of water. Sustainable and hygienic wastewater treatment is essential for people and the environment.
With the support of Henry Lamotte Food, our wastewater solutions partner, BORDA, was able to implement an important project in Bauang in the Philippines. With the vision of “wastewater disposal for all”, various measures for sustainable wastewater treatment (mainly from households and septic tanks) have been taken to protect the surrounding water bodies as well as the groundwater from further pollution.
Together with BORDA, we are committed to the sustainable and hygienic use of water – a vital resource for human and environmental health. As an importer of food, we understand the importance of water in making the land from which we source our resources sustainable. Our partnership with BORDA is part of our efforts to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) 6: Clean water and sanitation for all.