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NORMA Group receives German Award for Sustainability Projects 2021

NORMA Group has been awarded first place in the “Equal Opportunities” category of the “German Award for Sustainability Projects 2021” for its NORMA Clean Water aid project. With NORMA Clean Water, the company has been working in cooperation with the children's aid organization Plan International in India and Brazil for many years to improve the water supply and ensure equal opportunities.

“Social commitment is part of our self-image as a company that acts responsibly. We are very pleased to receive this award. It is also encouragement for us to promote the sustainable use of the precious resource water worldwide,” said Dr. Michael Schneider, CEO of NORMA Group. “With the NORMA Clean Water project, we are contributing to a better water supply and efficient water management in the project regions in Brazil. We are thus making an important contribution to providing children and their families with a future in which they can grow.”

NORMA Group launched the “NORMA Clean Water” project together with Plan International in 2014 in the greater Pune region in India. During the four-year project period, the repairs of the sanitary facilities at a total of 27 schools have provided access to clean water for more than 18,000 schoolchildren and teachers. Since 2017, NORMA Group has been involved in six rural regions in the northeast of Brazil as part of the project. The goal is to improve the water supply there as well. To this end, water supply systems are being built or repaired. Water committees are being established in the communities to manage the water supply systems. In particular, the participation of women and girls is being supported.

“We are very pleased to receive this award and would like to thank NORMA Group for the many years of partnership,” said Angela Bergel, Team Leader Corporate Cooperation at Plan International Germany. “With NORMA Clean Water, we were able to provide numerous families in the project regions with better access to clean water and thus prevent the development of diseases caused by contaminated drinking water or poor hygiene. By involving girls and women in the management of the water supply, we are also placing greater focus on the issue of equal opportunities.”

The German Award for Sustainability Projects 2021 was presented for the first time by the German Institute for Service Quality (DISQ), the news channel ntv and DUP UNTERNEHMER. The award makes sustainable commitment visible and honors it. The patron of the award is Brigitte Zypries, former Federal Minister. A jury from the worlds of business, science and the media evaluated the applications received.