Walmart shoppers in 14 countries can help provide more clean water
through the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program and local charity
BENTONVILLE, Ark. & CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Walmart International is proud to partner with The Procter & Gamble
Company (P&G) and their Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program to launch
a 2019 Global Event program that will raise awareness of the
global water crisis.
Access to clean drinking water is a challenge every day for nearly 844
million people, and the burden for family household water needs
disproportionally affects children around the world. In fact, nearly
1,000 children die every day from water-borne diseases—more than
HIV/AIDS and malaria combined.
Walmart International will support the “1 purchase = 1 liter of clean
water” campaign in countries where they have a presence, enabling
shoppers to contribute to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #6
that looks to ensure water and sanitation for all.
This global initiative kicked off in South Africa and Japan in February.
The next launches will be in Argentina, China and India in March.
Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Chile,
Canada and the United Kingdom will participate in the second half of
For every P&G product consumers purchase in the participating countries
during the campaign period, P&G will provide one liter of clean water to
help children and their families through its Children’s Safe Drinking
Water Program. P&G and Walmart International have set a goal to raise
100 million liters of clean water during 2019.
“Water scarcity is a significant challenge in many of the markets where
we operate. As we continue to do our part to be good stewards of the
environment and help people around the world live better, this global
partnership with P&G will empower our customers and associates to make a
greater impact in our communities,” said JP Suarez, Executive Vice
President & Chief Administration Officer, Walmart International.
P&G introduced the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program in 2004,
working with NGOs around the world to bring clean drinking water and
education on proper sanitation and hygiene. To date, the Children’s Safe
Drinking Water Program has delivered more than 14 billion liters of
clean water to people in more than 90 countries. Clean drinking water is
made possible through the P&G Purifier of Water packets invented by P&G
laundry scientists. Ten liters of dirty water can be transformed using
just one P&G Purifier of Water packet, a bucket, a spoon and a cloth in
“We are excited to work with Walmart on a global scale to bring
awareness to the clean water crisis and expand the P&G Children’s Safe
Drinking Water Program that has been transforming lives for nearly 15
years. Growing this partnership will enable us to positively touch and
improve more lives and provide clean water that will help enable health,
education and economic opportunities,” said Mindy Sherwood,
P&G-Walmart Global Vice President.
The campaign will run for several weeks in all participating countries.
To learn more about the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, visit www.csdw.org.
About Procter & Gamble
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community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide.
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P&G Senior Communications Manager