World Water Day

Today, Friday 22nd March, is World Water Day!

What is World Water Day?

“Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive. Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need. This World Water Day, 22nd March, is about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.”

As part of Redmond Group’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we do our best as an organisation to support and meet the guidelines set out to achieve Development Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation for all by 2030, set out on Our Commitments page.

The UN defines water as a human right.

Life Below Water

Another of the United Nations Development Programme Sustainable Development Goals is Goal 14: Life Below Water: The world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. How we manage this vital resource is essential for humanity as a whole, and to counter balance the effects of climate change.

We’d love to encourage our colleagues, business partners, suppliers, associates and friends to get involved and share the themes with their networks too.  The more we all share and raise awareness, the more the world will be helped.  Check out the links for more information and for ideas on how you can help and contribute, and encourage others to do too!

So, a message to all our suppliers:

Dear valued Redmond Group supplier,

I am writing to all our suppliers to ask for their help. Today is World Water Day, and here at Redmond Group we are fully committed to the United Sustainable Development Goals, we believe by acting locally we can contribute globally to improving our society and the environment. One of the 17 goals, goal 14, is about ‘life below water’. Given the terrible plastic pollution of our oceans we are asking all our suppliers to tell us what efforts they are undertaking to reduce single use plastics in their business, especially plastic packaging used on delivering your products to use. At Redmond Group on our project sites any plastic pipe waste is segregated for recycling. In our offices, we have our own Green Office Action Plan, as part of the actions we have banned plastic cups and plastic throw away kitchen utensils. It’s a small effort, but we can and must all do our bit.  I  will look forward to hearing about your plastic reduction activities.

Stephen Redmond MIoD
Managing Director

Redmond Group Ltd – Acting Locally to Contribute Globally