One major aspect of nature which affects both human and animal life are oceans. The long dependency of people on oceans has led to a major water crisis and deterioration of aquatic animal life. To raise awareness about the issue and to make efforts towards the cleanliness of the oceans, World Oceans Day is celebrated every year on June 8.

World Oceans Day has helped people realize about the pollution of the marine environment.

To raise awareness on the issue this year, Nestle volunteered in the worldwide clean-up drive. In India, around 2000 volunteers from the organization joined hands for the cause. The teams ensured systematic collection of waste and its transportation to the processing facilities.

The initiative was undertaken in partnership with Magic Bus India foundation and India Pollution Control Association (IPCA).

Speaking on the cleanliness drive initiative, Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestlé India said, “World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honor, help protect and conserve our natural resources. On a personal level, I have taken a pledge to reduce plastic waste in my office, home and wherever we as an organization can make a difference. Occasions like these enable us to educate and drive behaviour change across the organization as well as the people associated with it. I am humbled that our partners and colleagues have come together to act as eco-warriors to ensure our neighbourhoods are free from the problem of plastic waste”.