Tesco Bengaluru has led various preventive healthcare initiatives with a focus on disadvantaged communities around us. We have conducted eye check-up camps in government schools as well as conducted an eye–pledging drive on campus for our colleagues.
We have partnered with the Akshaya Patra Foundation in their mid-day meal programmes to improve the nutrition levels of school-going children. We are also collaborating with Sankara Eye Hospital to provide vision-restorative surgeries to needy patients.
We launched a clean water plant at Naganayakanakote, Bengaluru. It is a public-private-partnership – a little help for the communities we serve.
We partnered with Rotary Whitefield Bangalore Central, WaterLife and the local panchayat officials to bring this project to live. A collective effort that involves the community in maintaining and sustaining the plant for 10 years and beyond and that impacts 10,000 lives in rural Bengaluru.
Through community water plants, under-served communities will gain ready access to high-quality potable water, and meet or exceed World Health Organisation (WHO) standards and Indian IS1 0500 standards for drinking water. The clean water programme also aligns with Tesco Bengaluru’s vision to contribute to the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of ensuring clean water, sanitation and building community partnerships for progress.