HELIOZ is a strategic partner for the European and Indian Companies in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), specialized on high quality project implementation and developing impact in the global south while providing unique content and supporting its partners in communications and marketing. This enables HELIOZ customers to stand out over its competition and increase brand value.
For us, CSR is not
just a phrase,
but our mission.
„Corporate Social Responsibility is a management concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and interactions with their stakeholders. CSR is generally understood as being the way through which a company achieves a balance of economic, environmental and social imperatives, while at the same time addressing the expectations of shareholders and stakeholders.“
Customers expect companies to act responsibly and tackle social and environmental issues which have put a spotlight on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives of companies around the world. CSR activities are important for internal and external stakeholders such as customers, employees, shareholders, and suppliers. They are documented in annual reports and used for marketing activities. HELIOZ offers made to measure CSR programmes of all scales. Developing and working closely together with our customers we ensure successful CSR initiatives that create true impact around the topics of safe drinking water, education, women empowerment and much more.
Besides Europe, we have identified India as special CSR target market with a huge growth potential due to the legal obligation of large companies to invest 2% of their profits in the common good. From 2015 to 2017 the CSR market volume in India has grown by 134% to approximately € 1,87bn with a specific potential in the area of water/sanitation of € 470m per year. There are some NGOs and private initiatives in the CSR area of the Companies Act, but this market is currently still very fragmented and open to new players in the field of water.
Over the years HELIOZ has been building up reference projects for local governments in East Africa, Bangladesh and India, demonstrating our revolutionary approach and strong impact at a community level.
The Global Water & Climate Crisis
Water is a finite and irreplaceable resource that is fundamental to human survival and well-being. However, in many parts of the world the availability of safe drinking water is still not secured and millions of people lack access to safe, sufficient and affordable water. In 2012, the governments at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development confirmed that safe drinking water is at the core of sustainable development.
Climate Change is one of the biggest challenges of our lifetime and the largest threat to current and future generations. To limit global warming to 1.5°C, global carbon emissions need to decrease to 55% of 2010 levels by the year 2030. To reach this ambitious goal, the United Nations have created the Agenda 2030 and defined 17 Sustainable Develop-ment Goals (SDGs).
Climate Change is a race against time. There are only 10 years left to reach the Global Goals. The clock is ticking, and immediate action is needed to mitigate global warming and protect our planet and its most vulnerable inhabitants.
Low income households in rural areas of the Global South are lacking access to safe drinking water and due to the consumption of contaminated water are facing additional costs for water treatment solutions or health treatment. The main technologies currently available for household water treatment are boiling with firewood, filtration, UV light and chlorination. These products are expensive, require regular maintenance and supplies or do not provide efficient protection against viruses, bacteria and protozoa. Boiling especially leads to additional pollution and health issues through carbon emissions and problems to the respiratory system.
HELIOZ the Solution
HELIOZ is an Austrian Social Enterprise active in the field of water disinfection and development of climate projects. Relying on its easy-to-use and environmentally friendly solution for water disinfection, the WADI device, HELIOZ is providing safe drinking water to thousands of families across India, Africa and South East Asia – creating high social, economic and environmental impact. WADI is designed for water treatment at the household level. A crucial point of action when it comes to preventing water-borne diseases, especially for the youngest community members under the age of five. A systematic study of various methods and strategies revealed that treatment of drinking water at home prevents 39% of diarrhea cases – compared to 11% when using improved water at the source.