Fostering partnerships

Water for the World is a pioneering effort in the plastics industry to address the water and sanitation challenges.

This programme is yours. It sets a platform for partnerships, open to your ideas, comments and projects.

By bridging our expertises and resources we can deliver better solutions; by mobilising energies and competences we can further make a difference. is your gateway to enter into the programme, get insights on our activities, explore new partnerships or simply join as water friends. Please  contact us directly for futher information. 

You will find below an overview of partners and friends with whom we work to make a difference.

Borealis and Borouge

Borealis and Borouge are leading providers of innovative, value creating plastics solutions. With more than 40 years of experience in polyolefins and using our unique Borstar® technology, we focus on the infrastructure, automotive and advanced packaging markets.

We have production facilities, innovation centres and service centres across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific and work with customers in more than 170 countries around the world to provide plastic materials that make an essential contribution to society and to sustainable development.
We are committed to the principles of Responsible Care® and to leading the way in "Shaping the Future with Plastics"™. 

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ICPDR– Business Friends of the Danube

Borealis has joined in April 2009 the Business Friends of the Danube partnership, an initiative to protect the resources and ecosystems of Europe's second longest river, the Danube.  

The Business Friends of the Danube partnership was launched in 2008 by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), the international organisation gathering 14 countries and the European Union to ensure that water within the Danube River basin is managed and used in a sustainable and equitable way.

See or read Borealis' press release

Waste Free Oceans

European Waste Free Oceans is an industry-led initiative with the aim of reducing floating marine debris on Europe's coastlines by 2020. Using existing fishing trawls and new technology, EWFO will engage Europe's fishing community in cleaning up floating marine debris and bring it back to land for recycling and sorting.


Stockholm Water Prize – Stockholm International Water Institute

The Stockholm Water Prize is a global award presented annually to an individual, organisation or institution for outstanding water-related activities.
Borealis and Borouge co-found the prize with a group of leading international companies in cooperation with the City of Stockholm.

The prize is administered by SIWI - the Stockholm International Water Institute for the Stockholm Water Foundation. SIWI organises the annual World Water Week in Stockholm, administers the Swedish Water House, hosts the UNDP Water Governance Facility and works in a number of international water projects, above all within the policy development and capacity building areas, through different commissioned assignments.

See our case stories on the Stockholm Water Prize or visit


“Tearfund is a Christian international aid and development agency working globally to end poverty and injustice, and to restore dignity and hope in some of the world's poorest communities. 

Clean water is a fundamental human need. So why do we tolerate a world where almost 900 million people live without it? A world where unclean water is the second-biggest child-killer? Where more than 2.5 billion people don't have a safe place to go to the toilet? Reducing the suffering caused by lack of water is not just about building wells or drilling boreholes. It's as much about promoting hygiene and good sanitation – and making sure that communities have full ownership of new water sources and understand the importance of protecting them. It is essential to guarantee that new toilets and clean water sources will continue to work safely in harmony with the environment for generations to come. And it's also about challenging governments to deliver these services.

Tearfund's way of working in water and sanitation is to bring people together: churches, other charities, governments and businesses. As a network extending across continents, we can share good ideas, technical expertise and resources.” 

See Tearfund site




World Business Council for Sustainable Development

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a coalition of 200 international companies that share a commitment to the principles of sustainable development via the three pillars of economic growth, ecological balance and social progress.

With the support of Borouge,  Borealis co-chairs with ITT Corporation the WBCSD's water project to advance business leadership in sustainable management of water. The WBCSD water project has delivered a series of landmark reports and has launched in August 2007 a Global Water Tool to map company's water footprint. 


Water and sanitation for the urban poor

Working in poor urban areas, WSUP is an innovative organisation that brings together local and global expertise to provide sustainable water and sanitation solutions for poor communities.  WSUP gathers the expertise of leading NGOs (WWF, Care International UK, WaterAid, Water for people), business (Thames Water, Unilever, Halcrow group, Borealis and Borouge) and academics (Cranfield University).

See our case story presenting WSUP  or visit

The Health, Education, Environment and Development (HEED) Association

The Health, Education, Environment and Development (HEED) Association aim is to employ low cost, appropriate solutions to improve the lives of isolated communities in Pakistan. The charity supports education initiatives, healthcare training and water and sanitation projects to meet these aims. To ensure success, the Association engages with communities to discuss requirements and utilize the local skills, labour and materials while providing technical, logistical and financial support.


LienAid are the Singapore based NGO with whom we have supported in projects in China and Vietnam. In addition to these countries LienAid are active in Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand.

Sushma Koirala Memorial Trust (SKMT)

The Sushma Koirala Memorial Trust was established in 1993 as a charitable, service oriented social organization, which focuses on providing help for underprivileged people in Nepal. The trust is named after the late Sushma Koirala, whose strong determination to reform contemporary Nepalese society was a guiding light for her daughter and founding president of the trust, Sujata Koirala.