In 2011, we formed an exclusive partnership with Belu, a pioneering social enterprise and leading ethical drinks business that produces bottled mineral water, filtered water systems, soft drinks, mixers and refillable water bottles.
Over a decade on, this unique commitment has seen the multi award-winning organisation invest over £5 million in our work, transforming the lives of more than 330,00 people around the world – and creating a ripple effect of positive change that will last for generations to come.
In 2016 we extended our partnership to 2030, in alignment with Global Goal Six: to ensure clean water and sanitation for all.
Driving social and environmental change
As well as creating positive social impact through this partnership, Belu is committed to sustainability: they’ve made a 69% saving in CO2 emissions since 2010, turned over 90 million old bottles into new ones, and been certified carbon-neutral. They’ve pledged to save 100,000 more tonnes of carbon emissions, and recycle over 2 million more kilograms of glass and plastic, over the next ten years.
In recognition of this, and of their partnership with us, Belu has received two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: one for Sustainable Development in 2017, and one for Innovation in 2019.