Corporate partner raised £1m for WaterAid in one year

Belu, which sells bottled water and filtration systems, has partnered the sanitation charity for eight years

A water company that gives all its profits to WaterAid has raised £1m for the charity in a year.

Belu, which describes itself as an ethical company and social enterprise, announced the sum today to coincide with the UN’s World Water Day.

Belu and WaterAid began their partnership eight years ago to bring clean water, decent sanitation and good hygiene to everyone, everywhere by 2030.

Since then the partnership has generated £4m in unrestricted funding for WaterAid.

But the sum for the 2018 calendar year is the first time Belu, which sells bottled water and filtration systems, has raised £1m in 12 months.

Tim Wainwright, chief executive of WaterAid, said: "Belu continues to set an example by showing the global impact a business can achieve by prioritising social outcomes and linking up with like-minded partners."

Karen Lynch, chief executive of Belu, said: "When you see how the profits from your business are transforming lives, it changes your view on the purpose of business forever.

"Generating more than £1m in net profit in just one year for the first time this year highlights the positive impact of our partnership with WaterAid."

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