Ericsson is shaping the future of mobile broadband internet communications through its continuous technology leadership, helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world. The company keeps employee engagement at the heart of its brand, making sure they get best of the work environment at its offices. .
Keeping the employees hydrated through a workday is essential for an employer and Ericsson being a company high on employee engagement sought a best possible solution for this. Ericsson sourced drinking water from bottled water vendors and made sure that water quality and quantity is unperturbed by external variables. However, the facility management team constantly suffered seasonal fluctuations in supply, tracking and stock maintenance issues. The company also wasted a lot of office space in stacking the water bottles along with energy wastage on cooling system and 20 % extra manpower cost in making the water bottles reach respective point of use locations and in loading to the dispensers. Apart from the inconvenience and cost incurred, bottled water also posed a threat to employees' wellbeing as water kept in plastic bottles tends to leach harmful chemicals along with microplastics.
Ericsson switched to Drinking Water Stations, which are Standalone Point of Use Purification Stations with inbuilt reservoirs and 2 temperature settings for dispensing hot and chilled water. Drinking water stations also come with 5 stage purification system that can purify raw water from any source to pure water with perfect TDS range along with cutting down microbial contamination through firewall technology. Drinking water stations also eliminate water wastage by integrating the output feed to washrooms.
Switching to Drinking Water Stations empowered Ericsson to say no to bottled water along with realizing following benefits.