Give safe water – a worthy Christmas gift for your employees and partners

Press Release   •   Aug 21, 2012 09:18 EDT

For Christmas 2012 Solvatten and Fair Unlimited are offering a special corporate gift. The aim is to give others access to safe water, whilst being mindful of the scarcity of safe water in the world and of the value of the clean water we have here. The gift is a carafe and glass manufactured from recycled materials by a small Fair Trade company in Bolivia.

 For every ten purchases one Solvatten unit will be sent to a family, giving them the means to heat and treat water for many years to come. Illness, poverty and carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced.  And thanks to fair trade the producers of the gift have good working conditions and fair payment terms. At the same time employees here in Sweden will receive a gift they can be truly proud of.

 “We see a natural link between our work and Fair Unlimited, since many fair trade producers are in developing countries where safe water is scarce,” says David Wadström of Solvatten. “With this gift companies and organisations can give a present that is valuable in so many ways.”

 The offer has been very positively received, with 1300 carafes already sold.  Will you or your company give the precious gift of water, by buying this beautiful present?

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SOLVATTEN is a unique, patented solar-powered water treatment unit. It is portable and primarily for household use. The units treat contaminated water, making it safe to drink, as well as providing hot water for personal hygiene and cooking. No consumables, such as chemicals or batteries, are required. SOLVATTEN uses the combined power of heat and ultraviolet radiation from the sun to deactivate disease-causing microorganisms, producing water that meets the WHO Guidelines for Safe Water.  With these units householders improve their health and the environment, as well as saving time and money.  From the proven savings of fuelwood Solvatten has been judged to have the potential to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26 million tons annually by 2020