Covestro makes hygienic toilets a reality for students of Vridachallam Municipal School

After having successfully developed cost-effective solutions for affordable housing with the help of material science and announced that its aims to construct 10 lakh toilets in India by 2022 under the Swachh Bharat Mission, Covestro has partnered with Assist India Foundation based in Chennai to deploy its innovations in a the Vridachallam Municipal Middle School near Cuddalore, which is also one of its production sites.

The unique construction uses cement fibre board with polyurethane foam and honeycomb and is a modular system. The toilets are designed to be lightweight, fire-resistant, heat resistant, weatherproof and smell-proof. They were built using only 36 panels and 3 men that makes the model scalable and help the government to meet its targets and hasten development.

"Covestro, in line with its sustainability-centric bottom line of People-Profit-Planet, has embarked on ground level intervention through its innovations based on polyurethanes. We have set ambitious sustainability targets for 2025; we aim to reduce emissions, invest in sustainable development and contribute to the improvement in the livelihoods of millions of people in underserved markets. With initiatives such as these we aim to galvanise our goals into action,” said Ajay Durrani, Managing Director, Indian Sub-Continent, Covestro India.

Though such initiatives and partnership, Covestro is not only providing sustainable solutions for infrastructure but also aiding in resolving socio-economic problems.


About Covestro India

Covestro India is renowned manufacturer of high-tech polymer materials and innovative product solutions for key industries.

Headquartered in Navi Mumbai, the company caters to key industry segments such as Automotives, Construction and Electro & Electronics through its pan India distribution network. The company is very well established in India with three manufacturing facilities across the country at Greater Noida, Ankleshwar and Cuddalore.

Covestro with its innovative products and solutions is commited to work towards the principle of sustainability.

About Covestro AG

With 2015 sales of EUR 12.1 billion, Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and sports and leisure industries. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 15,800 people (calculated as full-time equivalents) at the end of 2015.

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