Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is putting some of its power behind a new initiative to address global challenges in accessing clean water. The company has launched Cummins Water Works, a partnership with leading water experts and conservation organizations, to help countries whose residents struggle to get safe water.
As part of the effort, Cummins say it will give an initial gift of $8 million to help efforts in five water-stressed countries: Mexico, Brazil, India, South Africa and the U.S. Cummins says through its initiative, it hopes to bring fresh water to 20 million people who would not otherwise have access to it.
“Addressing a crisis of this magnitude requires collective action,” said André Villaça Ramalho with the Water Resilience Coalition, a United Nations-sanctioned working group. “We are excited that Cummins has joined our efforts, and we have been impressed by how Cummins consistently matches words with action when it comes to sustainability.”
Cummins is one of more than a dozen global companies that are members of the Water Resilience Coalition. The group focuses on analyzing, prioritizing, implementing, and managing high-impact water projects in major water-stressed regions around the world.