Landmark Information Group launches new charity partnership with WaterAid
Posted: Thursday 19th July 2012
Landmark Information Group (the leading provider of property related geo-spatial and environmental information) is launching its latest charity partnership.
Landmark, alongside a donation from parent company DMGT, will be supporting the international charity WaterAid by donating £22,000. It will also be encouraging its employees to support WaterAid as part of the company's commitment to the environment and empowering people. WaterAid is a non-governmental organisation that helps the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water and sanitation in Africa, Asia and the Pacific region.
The money donated by Landmark Information Group will be invested into a free tool - the Water Point Mapper - which has been developed by WaterAid. The mapping tool can produce maps showing the status of water supply services, in rural and urban locations throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia where there is little internet connectivity. The tool also supports local level planning and can improve accountability for water sector performance at local and national levels.
Landmark Information Group places strong emphasis on supporting charities with a link to its services and is also keen to establish ways that its employees and its systems can contribute to the work of WaterAid.
Stephen Stout, chief executive of Landmark Information Group says: "We are delighted to be working with a globally respected charity like WaterAid, and supporting the work they're conducting in countries across the world. It's important for businesses like ours to place corporate and social responsibility high on our agenda, as we can use our strengths to work alongside organisations like WaterAid to help to improve the lives for some of the 783 million people currently without access to clean water."
Susie Kennedy, Corporate Account Manager from WaterAid says: "It's fantastic to be working with a company like Landmark, who have such superb digital mapping knowledge. It's absolutely crucial to ensure we establish a safe supply of water in places that are in most need, and this investment will help us to do just that."