Sustainable waste management kickstarts at Haridwar

India foundation stone

Under Project Prabhat, HUL recently laid the foundation stone for the first community biogas plant in Hari Ashray Colony, Haridwar. This project is being piloted to encourage sustainable waste management in the community.

With implementing NGO partner Sugam Jagriti (Swayambhu) and local waste collection teams, door-to-door waste will be collected. Through behaviour change interventions and communication people will be guided on waste segregation. The wet waste (compostable) collected will be converted into biogas for powering street lights and the dry waste will be responsibly recovered.

Anuradha Razdan, Executive Director -HR, Hindustan Unilever addressed the community members encouraging everyone to work as a team for the betterment of society.

About Project Prabhat:

women and children posing together

Project Prabhat, the *USLP-linked community development initiative of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), aims to build sustainable and inclusive communities around HUL sites. In the last five years, through focussed efforts on enhancing livelihood, water conservation and health & well-being, it has touched 2.95 million lives across 30+ locations and has over 5000 HUL employee volunteers involved in it.

*About the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP):

The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) is our blueprint for achieving our vision to grow our business, whilst decoupling our environmental footprint from our growth and increasing our positive social impact. The Plan sets stretching targets, including how we source raw materials and how consumers use our brands. The Plan has three big goals:

  • Improving health & well-being for more than 1 billion
  • Reducing environmental impact by ½
  • Enhancing Livelihoods for millions

Read about the USLP

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