Giving back to local communities has been a commitment of Davis & Shirtliff since its founding in 1946...

The environment is becoming increasingly important as the world rapidly develops to cater to the high population growth rates.

The rise in the number of industries, demand for power and water, environmental pollution, etc. have all become significant in the last couple of centuries. All these human activities have led to the depletion of natural resources, high competition between living species, and a general decline in the quality of life. Access to water has become more difficult, thanks to the depletion of forest reserves and climate change. Whole ecosystems are changing forcing many people to adapt to the new way of life. It is impossible to continue with business as usual if we are to reverse this trend. In other words, the world might not be habitable in the next couple of centuries if we do not act today. Davis & Shirtliff, Novartis, and like-minded partners have identified community boreholes in the region of Kyaani, Mitaboni & Ngu Nyuumu in Machakos County that can greatly benefit from increased access to water. There are 3 existing boreholes that had not been in use for approximately 10 years and have the potential to improve 11,000 thousand lives. Discussions at the community, county, and corporate level birthed the ESG Partnership agreement. The partnership has increased access to 25,000 liters of water per hour in the community. The partnership agreement was signed in the Deputy Governor’s Office, led by H.E. Eng. Francis Maliti.