World Water Day 2022
Climate change is affecting how fresh water is available and distributed across the world and will continue to do so in the coming decades – in some cases quite drastically. We are already seeing droughts in regions such as Central Europe where previously water scarcity was not a big issue. In many other regions that have already been impacted by severe lack of water, the situation is getting even worse. On the other hand, severe floods can have an equal or even worse impact on the environment and people, and these seem to be becoming more frequent.
Against this background, we feel it is more important than ever to do our part towards establishing sustainable water management and development. Fresh water is a basic human right, and as such a resource to be protected for everyone.
As today marks the UN World Water Day, observed each year on the 22nd of March to highlight the importance of fresh water, we wanted to show some of the water projects ARIAN is investing in:
Together against water poverty
Globally, 2.2 billion people still lack access to safe drinking water and more than half of the world’s population lack access to safe sanitation. Clean water is essential for survival. Just washing your hands properly with soap and water is an easy way to prevent the spread of disease. Yet more than 800 children worldwide die every day from diarrheal diseases, caused in part by contaminated water, poor hygiene and a lack of sanitary facilities.
ARIAN has set itself the goal of supporting life-saving measures to provide people in the poorest regions of the world with clean drinking water. We have recently supported UNICEF Austria to facilitate the supply of water to twenty villages in the coming months. This will give more than 10,000 people access to clean drinking water, a valuable and life-saving essential, and prevent the development and spread of diseases.
Clean Water and Sanitation is one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals that ARIAN is committed to supporting.
Not only do we want to support the people most affected by lack of water, we are also taking action right at home. As an important part of our sustainability efforts, saving water is a key element of our energy and sustainability charter.
In the last 5 years, ARIAN has reduced water consumption by over 60%, and we continue to upgrade our production machinery and processes to be as energy and consumption efficient as possible. Smaller things such as encouraging the switching off of taps and energy efficient toilet flushing systems all make a difference too.
In addition, we constantly monitor our production wastewater output through measurement and recording of our water volumes and quality indicators, so that we can instantly react if there are any deviations.
Although water covers two-thirds of our “blue” planet, clean drinking water remains a rare commodity for millions of people. Learn how ARIAN and UNICEF Austria worked together to help twenty villages in Africa.
What to read next
Amazon’s A+ and Premium A+ Content are powerful tools to strengthen and manage your brand presence on Amazon marketplace – and they may boost your conversion rates up to 15%! Discover how this type of content might benefit you
Have you wondered what it is like to drive an electric car? As part of our effort towards lowering CO2 emissions, we have started switching our sales team’s work vehicles to electric cars and have asked them about some of the biggest changes and differences they experienced
Adapting your brand and marketing messages to your local audience can have significant impact on how they are perceived and acted on, yet it can seem a daunting task. Find out how a campaign style guide can simplify this complex process:
E-commerce has become one of the most important retail channels for global business, with online marketplaces playing a dominant role in catching customers’ attention. Learn how we can support you so your products stand out online on marketplaces such as Amazon, MediaMarkt and others
For over 45 years we have been storing, fulfiling and shipping our customers’ products around the world. Find out how we can leverage this unique set of skills and understanding of global fulfilment and logistics to give you an outstanding 3rd party logistics solution
With an immediate donation to UNICEF, ARIAN wants to help the Ukrainian children and families who are severely affected by the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, which in the past week has significantly worsened the need for many essentials across the country
To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, we want to do our part and shed some light on a handful of amazing women in print and design throughout history that you might never have heard of but who have achieved great things!
With energy usage evolving towards a more sustainable way of living, Gigafactories will start to play a big part in the automotive industry, and with that comes the need for appropriate site signage. Find out how ARIAN can help implement your large-scale print projects