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2013-07-09

LANXESS installs water coolers at Nagda as a part of new CSR initiative

Will facilitate clean and cool drinking water for the people of Nagda

Nagda, July 9, 2013: LANXESS, the global specialty chemicals company having a manufacturing facility in Nagda, has taken the initiative to sponsor and install best-in-class water coolers to provide purified and cool drinking water at four centrally located areas in Nagda. These locations include Government school - Ward No. 13, office of the Sub divisional Magistrate, Nagar Palika, and Krishi Upaj Mandi, which have relatively  higher population density.

These coolers were made operational following an inaugural ceremony near Nagar Palika office. Mr. Dilip Singh Shekhawat - ex President MP Urja Vikas Nigam, Mr. Subodh Swami, Congress President, Nagda, Mr. Lal Sigh Ranawat, President Zilla Sahakari Kendriya Bank, Mr. Gopal Yadav- Ex Chairperson, Municipality Nagda, Mr. V.S. Chaturvedi – Ex CMO Municipality Nagda, Mr. R.K Jain – CMO of Municipality Nagda, Mr. Sajjan Singh Shekhawat – Vice Chairperson, Municipality Nagda, Mr. Rajesh Dhakad – Ex Vice Chairperson Municipality Nagda, were present at the event. From LANXESS, Mr. Neelanjan Banerjee, Senior Executive Director, LANXESS India and Senior Vice President, BU - Advanced Industrial Intermediates and Mr. Subhat Jindal, Head of Manufacturing, Nagda site were also present.

On this occasion, Mr. Neelanjan Banerjee, Senior Executive Director, LANXESS India and Senior Vice President, BU - Advanced Industrial Intermediates said, “We at LANXESS, have been constantly expanding our community outreach programmes in the area of education and water. In some countries, we have helped make groundwater potable. In Nagda, this water cooler project seemed  beneficial and we hope that it will be a great advantage for the residents, particularly on a hot day.”

Mr. S.K Jindal, General Manager - Head of Manufacturing, Nagda said, “We are always on the lookout to make meaningful contributions to the lives of people in Nagda and have carried out many projects in the area of education. However, looking at the shortage of drinking water in Nagda, we decided to make provisions for it. Such steps, we believe, will help us make a difference to the public at large.”

LANXESS firmly believes that the secret to our future is closely linked to the future of the communities and its our constant endeavor to improve the quality of lives of people in the vicinity of our operations.


LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 9.1 billion in 2012 and roughly 17,400 employees in 31 countries. The company is currently represented at 50 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. LANXESS is a member of the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World and FTSE4Good as well as the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).

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