Bayer, a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of healthcare and agriculture, has partner with Mina Guli, water advocate and ultramarathon runner, to raise awareness around water conservation through the Run Blue initiative.
This initiative encourages businesses and motivates individuals worldwide to come together to spread awareness, generate urgency, and spur action around water.
With the realization that worldwide water consumption could be 40% greater than the availability by 2030, the Run Blue initiative plays a critical role in helping to galvanise, private enterprises, governments, non-government organisations, and society to act on the impending water crisis.
The India leg of Run Blue began today in New Delhi, to be followed by runs in other cities like Varanasi, Thane, and Mumbai.
In each of these cities, Mina will run a full Marathon, to raise awareness on water.
Amitabh Kant, G-20 Sherpa and former CEO of Niti Aayog, flagged off the run at Nehru Park, New Delhi.
Amitabh Kant, India’s G-20 Sherpa, and former CEO of Niti Aayog Said :
Mina Guli, who is the founder and CEO of Thirst Foundation is running 200 marathons worldwide leading up to the United Nations (UN) water conference on World Water Day, 22 March 2023, in New York.
She has complete 151 of the 200 marathons and begins the India chapter of the run on the 8th of January from New Delhi.
Through these runs across the world, the Run Blue initiative aims to bring about a systemic change that is good for the planet.
Mina Guli, Said :
In its effort to address the global water crisis, Bayer has joined Mina Guli as a campaign partner.
Bayer has made conscious business choices in tandem with its commitment to water conservation and sustainable growth.
In Asia, the partnership between IRRI and direct-seeded rice is contributing to economic and ecological sustainability.
At the Vapi Manufacturing Site, Bayer has installed rainwater harvesting systems, zero liquid discharge wastewater treatment plants, and put an action plan in place to reduce the overall consumption of water.
With the Better Life Farming initiative, Bayer is working with like-minded partners within the Agri industry to promote efficient water management systems and a sustainable ecosystem.
Manoj Saxena, MD of Bayer Pharmaceuticals in South Asia, present for the Flag off said :
Water conservation is a national priority today, and multiple initiatives have been launched to alleviate the country’s water shortage.
Several initiatives, including the Jal Jeevan Mission, Namami Gange, Mukhyamantri Jal Swavalamban Abhiyan, Jal Shakti Abhiyan, and others, are being implemented both at the national and state levels to build a resilient ecosystem and provide long-term solutions to sustainable water use.
Bayer’s commitment to water conservation through the Run Blue initiative aligns with the nation’s effort to increase access to clean water, conserve water resources and clean up our rivers.
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition.
Its products and services are design to help people and the planet thrive by supporting efforts to master the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population.
Bayer is committed to drive sustainable development and generate a positive impact with its businesses.
At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth.
The Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability, and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2021, the Group employed around 100,000 people and had sales of 44.1 billion euros. R&D expenses before special items amounted to 5.3 billion euros.