Naandi Community Water Services Pvt. Ltd

Certified B Corporation
Headquarters

Telangana, India

Certified Since

April 2021

Industry

Other/general wholesale trade

Sector

Wholesale/Retail

Operates In

India

www.naandiwater.in Naandi Community Water Services Pvt. Ltd. works with a mission to meet the most basic need of every human being – access to safe drinking water. They build and operate Community Water Centers (CWCs) in areas where the water sources are contaminated and unfit for consumption. Through their innovative model they provide safe, reliable and affordable drinking water to underserved communities in India. Mobilization at the community level is Naandi’s unique approach. They work intensively with communities to establish value for water by treating the underserved like customers. Their sustained community engagement programs deepen their understanding of communities, helping them tailor their approach and gain the trust of the communities. Over 800,000 people across 640 communities in seven states of India have so far adopted Naandi’s service. They have handed over more than 350 CWCs to the communities after building local capacity. These units function as micro enterprises supporting village development. Qualitatively, Naandi’s work has improved the overall living conditions by decreasing the water borne diseases, increasing productive man hours and therefore income of its users.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Naandi Community Water Services Pvt. Ltd earned an overall score of 127.2. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
127.2
127.2 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 14.4

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement5.4
Ethics & Transparency6.5
+ Mission Locked2.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.


Workers 31.8

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security4.1
Health, Wellness, & Safety11.1
Career Development5.5
Engagement & Satisfaction5.2

Community 17.3

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion3.9
Economic Impact5.7
Civic Engagement & Giving4.6
Supply Chain Management3.0

Environment 5.1

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management2.1
Air & Climate0.6
Water0.2
Land & Life1.8

Customers 58.4

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship2.7
+ Basic Services for the Underserved25.1
+ Serving Underserved Populations (Direct)30.6

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.



Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2021 Overall B Impact Score127.2

Additional Documentation

Naandi Bottled Water Industry Disclosure


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