The country’s first carton-packed drinking water was recognized by a global award-giving body for its positive impact to society and environment.
Together with Tetra Pak, HOPE launched Hope in a Box in 2018 to offer consumers an environment-friendly drinking water option. The carton packaging for Hope in a Box is composed of 75 percent renewable resources and carries the FSC label, ensuring that the paperboard is sourced from responsibly managed forests and other controlled sources.
HOPE’s water carton recently bagged the Best CSR Initiative award in the prestigious Global Water Drinks Award 2020 by Zenith Global. The award recognizes corporate responsibility campaigns and initiatives that bring positive impact to society, communities, and the environment, whether on an international or local scale.
Submitted entries were judged on their innovation, sincerity to the commitment, and effectiveness of the campaign.
“We are grateful and humbled to have a Philippine initiative be recognized as the Best CSR for 2020 at the Global Water Drinks Award. We hope to continue to deliver on our mission to not only positively impact education in the poorest communities through the building of public school classrooms, but to safeguard the environment as well through packaging innovations like Tetra Pak’s carton for water,” said Nanette Medved-Po, chairperson and founder of HOPE.
HOPE donates 100 percent of its profits towards building classrooms and other nation-building initiatives. It has also extended support to coconut farming communities by providing increased market access, farmer training, and replanting and intercropping initiatives through the Hope in a Coconut project.