1000 times as much water?
If you enjoy our water in the catering industry, you provide 1000 times as much clean drinking water.
Each bottle or carafe provides 1000 times its content of water in developing countries.
This is much needed because we still have 771,000,000 people do not have access to safe water.
Made Blue Foundation wants to do something about it and below you can read how.
How it works
If you see our water on the table or on the menu, it means that this location has opted for local tapping of filtered, cooled and sparkling water.
It is so sustainable because it saves a lot of waste and CO2 emissions from factories that bottle water and transport it over long distances.
The location uses a water tap to filter, cool and ‘carbonise’ tap water, i.e. to make the water sparkling. The water is poured into characteristic Made Blue water bottles or carafes, whereby the location always makes a donation with which we can always realize 1,000 times as much clean drinking water in developing countries, for example in the projects below.
These are some of our currently ongoing projects enabling access to clean water and hygiene for all.
Currently active water projects are displayed on the map. Look for made blue icons on the map. We choose to operate in areas coping with permanent water stress and within relatively stable (political) environments: together with local partners working on lasting change.
Our total impact realized since the start of made blue in 2014 is displayed above. We register the amount of people given permanent access to clean water and hygiene, multiplied by a minimal daily use of 20 litres of water per person, according to United Nations reports.
litres of clean drinking water
people got access
thanks to this much ambassadors
tons of CO2 saved
We promise access to clean water and hygiene for at least 10 years after completing a water project, of course working hard to make our impact last even longer. We’re fair about potential risks involved. Therefore we’re aiming at reaching more people than being targetted, making sure reported impact is even bigger in real life.
Each project is monitored externally, before, during and after completion. We’re being supported by Aqua for All, expert in the field of water and sanitation and operating on behalf of the government of The Netherlands.
It is not uncommon for watercommunities to realize additional taps and expand facilities putting the savings from operating the facilities to good use. The water facilities also attract other local entrepreneurs, creating a knock-on effect that has so much more impact.
Frank van der Tang, co-founder Made Blue
We are the entrepreneurial foundation Made Blue Foundation. Since our foundation at the end of 2014, we have already realized more than 10 billion litres of clean drinking water on behalf of more than 400 ambassadors.
We have an ANBI status and work as transparently as possible.
We minimize costs through lean & mean to work. An independent board oversees our policy.
We do much more
We don’t just put water on the table in the hospitality industry, we go much further to work on our mission. For example, we have a collection of sustainable water bottles and you can buy our water coolers can also be used in the office.
In addition, there are various companies that choose to convert their water consumption or savings into just as much drinking water in our program One litre for one litre.
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