by Suman Gupta
- Month-long awareness program
- Colgate to donate Rs.10/- on purchase of select Colgate toothpastes from any of the 27 Metro Cash & Carry stores across India
- Proceeds from the campaign will be provided to the NGO- Water For People- India Trust, towards enabling water accessibility to local communities in Birbhum, West Bengal
- Colgate & METRO Cash & Carry have associated for the second year to build awareness about water conservation and accessibility
Mumbai, April, 2019: Continuing the celebrations of World Water Day of March 22nd, Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, India’s market leader in Oral Care, and METRO Cash & Carry, India’s leading organized Wholesaler, have collaborated for a ‘Save Water’ Awareness program for business customers across 27 METRO Cash & Carry stores in the country. The month-long initiative will run all through April, 2019 and aims to create awareness about water conservation efforts, and address critical issues of water inaccessibility across geographies in India.
As part of the program, Colgate will contribute INR 10/- on the sale of every unit of select Colgate packs purchased from any of the 27 METRO Cash & Carry stores during the campaign period. All the proceeds generated from this Save Water Awareness campaign will be utilized by the NGO partner – Water For People – India Trust, to make water accessible to the people in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. The offer is applicable on the purchase of the packs of: Colgate Strong Teeth 500g, Colgate Swarna Vedshakti 200g, Colgate Total Charcoal 120+65g and Colgate Total Advanced 120+65g. The campaign is being supported with a robust 360-degree marketing campaign (online and offline) by both partners.
Speaking about the partnership, Issam Bachaalani, Managing Director, Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, said, “Save Water is at the core of our sustainability efforts at Colgate India. We are happy to partner once again with METRO Cash & Carry to increase the awareness about saving water, a cause that both companies are sincerely committed to. We believe that every drop counts and every little effort makes a significant difference in raising awareness towards the importance of conserving water.”
Mr. Arvind Mediratta, MD & CEO, METRO Cash & Carry India said, “At METRO, we are committed towards environmental protection and sustainable management of natural resources like water. We are delighted to partner with Colgate once again to extend our support towards ‘Save Water’ programme. The association is part of our global METRO Water Conservation initiative, and all our efforts cut across the entire value chain, as we engage with customers, suppliers, farmers, employees to help garner awareness about environment sustainability. By partnering towards a common goal, we can create a meaningful and positive impact on the global water crisis and move closer towards creating a sustainable ecosystem.”
Colgate and METRO Cash & Carry also partnered for the ‘Save Water’ Awareness program last year and the proceeds from the last year’s campaign were utilized by Water For People- India Trust towards improving the water accessibility situation in the villages of Amravati District of Maharashtra.
About Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited: Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited is the market leader in Oral Care in the country. The company manufactures and markets toothpastes, toothpowder, toothbrushes and mouthwashes under the ‘Colgate’ brand, and a specialized range of personal care products under the ‘Palmolive’ brand. Colgate has been ranked as India’s #1 Most Trusted Oral Care Brand for the eighth consecutive year, from 2011 to 2018, by The Economic Times- Brand Equity -Most Trusted Brands Survey, conducted by Nielsen. For more information about Colgate’s business and products, visit www.colgate-palmolive.co.in
About METRO Cash & Carry: METRO Cash & Carry is the wholesale division of METRO and entered the Indian market in 2003. The company currently operates twenty-seven wholesale distribution centers under the brand METRO Wholesale that includes six centers in Bangalore, four in Hyderabad, two each in Mumbai and Delhi, and one each in Kolkata, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Zirakpur, Amritsar, Vijayawada, Ahmedabad, Surat, Indore, Lucknow Meerut, Nasik and Ghaziabad. For further information, log on to www.metro.co.in