E+H employees run for water access

Endress+Hauser Australia Pty Ltd

Thursday, 24 October, 2019

E+H employees run for water access

Endress+Hauser employees in Reinach, Switzerland have run and walked more than 2300 km to fund a water aid project in the Vietnamese province of Kon Tum. The kick-off of the Endress+Hauser Water Challenge marked the first instalment in a series of global events planned to take place across the world.

The Reinach event on 10 October saw 250 employees running and walking for the cause, raising around 10,000 Swiss francs (̴$15,000) to fund a well for the village of Dak Lak, which will ensure the water supply even in periods of drought. Systems and installations are also planned to treat and store the water. Endress+Hauser employees in Vietnam will ensure the donation goes entirely to the water aid project.

The idea behind the Endress+Hauser Water Challenge is to promote being active together for a good cause. In local events, employees donate a fixed amount for every kilometre covered, and the company doubles the amount raised. Following the kick-off event, the initiative will now be taken across the world by the Group’s companies, with the money raised for water aid projects in Asia, Africa and South America.

Water is life: the circular route of the first Endress+Hauser Water Challenge in Reinach, Switzerland, took the 250 participants along the river Birs.

“For many people, clean drinking water is a valuable and scarce commodity,” said Endress+Hauser Group CEO Matthias Altendorf.

“For decades, the company has supported safe, efficient and environmentally friendly water supply and treatment with its products, solutions and services. Now we are transferring this commitment to the non-profit sector.”

The aim is to give more people access to clean water.

The Endress+Hauser Water Challenge is open to all employees of the company who like to move and at the same time want to do something good for other people. The routes selected are ideally close to water, with the activities varying from hiking and cross-country skiing to swimming. Altendorf emphasised that the money collected will always be used for a specified water aid project.

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Top image caption: On the move for a good cause: the participants of the first Endress+Hauser Water Challenge collected 10,000 Swiss francs. This will be used to drill a well in Vietnam. Image ©Endress+Hauser.

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