- Plans to set-up model village communities at Nemamto support households with waste collection bins
- – Under ‘World Without Waste’ programme and encourages waste segregation at source
Chennai, August 17, 2019: Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd (HCCB) – one amongst India’s top FMCG companies,donated 60beds to the maternity ward of thePrimary Health Centre (PHC) at a function held at Poonamallee, Chennai today.The dedicated beds will be catering to the patients for post-delivery care.
Under their Model Village initiative, HCCB has also donated 2 battery operated garbage collection vehicles to promote the world without waste program and encourage waste segregation at source.Women in the region are also trained on Vermicompost under the World Without Waste programme.
Deepak Senthilnath, Zonal Vice President, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, said,“In a small and constant act to provide healthcare services to the community, HCCB has always been a step ahead to make a difference. Such initiatives are a small contribution from us for a better tomorrow.”
HCCB has already set up multiple model village communities by supporting them with household waste collection bins.Nemamis the first panchayat in this region to get electric cycles to collect waste. 1200 families, 8villages under the Nemam panchayat willbenefit out of this programme.
Dr. J. Prabaharan, Deputy Director, Public Health, PoonamalleeHealth District,said,“We are delighted to see HCCBs support to the community at large and the way they have come forward to support healthcare initiatives at Poonamallee. These donations will contribute to the development of PHC and motivate us to provide world-class service to the patients during post-delivery care.”He further added, “In the past, HCCB has also donated blood bank refrigerator, ECG machine, and ambulance to the centre.”
The Company has always placed a high value on good citizenship and to that end, is supporting and improving the lives of communities around its bottling plant by very focused intervention in the areas of access to safe drinking water, sanitation and promoting sustainable agriculture through Integrated Watershed Management Projects under Public-Private-Community partnerships.
About HCCB: HCCB is one of India’s largest FMCG companies. It manufactures, packages and sells, some of India’s most loved beverages – Minute Maid, Maaza, SmartWater, Kinley, Thums Up, Sprite, Coca-Cola, Limca, Fanta, Georgia and several others. A network of 3,900 distributors, 250,000 farmers, 7,000 suppliers and over 2.5 million retail outlets, makes HCCB, an ecosystem of significant scale. It operates in 25 states in 493 districts. Through its 18 factories, HCCB manufactures and sells 60 different products in 9 different categories.