Business of Change: Corporates in Sanitation
On October 02, 2014, Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi officially launched the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) to realise the goal of a Swachh Bharat (Clean India) by October 02, 2019. It gave a new thrust to the sanitation programme, by removing bottlenecks and focusing on critical issues affecting positive outcomes. Apart from requirement of huge human resources to develop positive behaviour, mobilising fund was also a big challenge.
Government sought active participation from all, and more prominently the corporate sector. Companies have responded to this through their mandatory Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as well as through their innovations, partnerships and other interventions. The Government’s guidelines on sanitation indicate the government’s push to make sanitation solutions sustainable, and to engage multiple partners in support of a common goal. With the flexibility and comprehensiveness of these guidelines, we can understand there is a drive for innovation and for collaboration.

In furthering this cause, India Sanitation Coalition launched the Compendium called “Business of Change: Corporates in Sanitation” during the India Sanitation Conclave on 27-28th April 2017. The India Sanitation Coalition provides a platform for the sharing of knowledge, and sharing of good practices across the sanitation spectrum of Build-Use-Maintain-Treat.

This compendium is an initial collection of case studies on sanitation initiatives, and highlights how companies are engaging in the sector and supporting the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) launched by Prime Minister Modi. These interventions show how CSR spends are increasingly being used in sanitation. It is very encouraging to see how these companies have developed thoughtful projects to support disadvantaged communities, often evoking innovation.

For more information, Please Contact:

Shipra Saxena
Team Leader
India Sanitation Coalition
Federation House, 1 Tansen Marg, New Delhi - 110001
T: +91-11-23487266 (Direct)

Vandana Nath, PMP
Program Manager, Learning and Knowledge Management Task Force
India Sanitation Coalition Secretariat
FICCI Federation House, 1 Tansen Marg, New Delhi - 110001
T: 011-23487266
Download Study:
Rita Roy Choudhury
Assistant Secretary General
Phone No.: 23325110 (D)
+91 11 23738760-70 (Extn 354)
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