Ahmedabad Gujarat, (April 8,2019) SAATHI has been recognised as one of the finalists for Fast Company World Changing Ideas Awards- 2019
“We are overjoyed with the honour of being recognised as a finalist in the Consumer Products category and are inspired and encouraged to share the idea of sustainability and eco-friendliness with the plethora of organisations and companies to work towards the same domain. Also, we appreciate the companies and organisations already working for the same cause.” - - Kristin Kagetsu, CEO & Co-Founder, Saathi
“We are glad to be recognised and honoured by Fast Company's World Changing Ideas Awards. It is always exciting to be rewarded and recognised at the real values on which the company’s foundation is laid. Also, this is the second time in a row in the past two months that Fast company has recognised our efforts and interventions. The company has again recognized our ingenuity and fostering innovation, and has drawn attention to our idea that helps expand the reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.” - Tarun Bothra, CTO & Co-Founder, Saathi
The 2019 Fast company’s awards featured entries from across the globe, from New Zealand to Shanghai to Switzerland. The World Changing Ideas Award showcased 17 winners, with Health and Wellness, Education, and AI and Data among the most popular categories, honouring businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that offer innovative solutions to the issues facing humanity.
Fast Company’s May issue will celebrate these world-changing ideas, and highlight the finalists in the May issue of the print magazine, which hits newsstands on April 16.
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Recent awards and achievements:
The year 2019 has been a year full of blessings, we have been awarded and recognised back to back by many prestigious companies and media brands. All these prestigious recognition inspire, encourage and motivate us to keep the spirit on and move towards change constantly.
Winner of the St. Andrews Prize for the Environment
The St. Andrew's Prize for the Environment is an environmental initiative by The University of St Andrew's in Scotland, UK and ConocoPhillips, an independent exploration and production company. The award recognizes significant contributions to environmental issues and concerns, with a focus on sustainability, conservation, biodiversity, and community development.
Kristin Kagetsu, Co-Founder, CEO Saathi pitched 100% biodegradable & compostable sanitary pads from banana fibre, sharing Saathi's vision of sustainability and women's health at St. Andrew's in Scotland on 21st -22nd February 2019.
Jury’s special award- Aarohan Social Innovations Awards- 2019
Established in 1996, the Infosys Foundation supports programs in the areas of education, rural development, healthcare, arts and culture, and destitute care.The Aarohan Awards were established with a vision to recognize and reward individuals, teams or NGOs that are developing unique solutions for the social sector that have the potential to positively impact the underprivileged in India, at scale. Tarun Bothta, Co-Founder, CTO Saathi received the Jury Special Mention award under the Sustainability category. Mrs. Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation felicitated all the winners at Infosys Headquarters, Bangalore on Feb 26th, 2019.
Govt. of India- MSME, EMPOWERING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS Award - 2019.
The initiative endeavours to Empower Women Entrepreneurs from marginalised sections of the Indian society & enable their growth & success in business, by offering substantial knowledge on various business opportunities and national best practices in doing business, access to financing, innovation in projects, assessing risks and growth mantras enabling them to set up and run a sustainable business.
Kristin Kagetsu, Co-Founder, CEO Saathi was invited to speak at the inauguration session about Saathi’s success stories and achievements, to motivate and boost entrepreneurship among the marginalized sections of women. She was felicitated by Hon'ble Minister of MSME at a day-long conclave on 25th February 2019, at Rangsharda Auditorium, Mumbai.
Winner Not Impossible awards- 2019
The Not Impossible Awards honours those who transform lives with purpose-driven Technology for the Sake of Humanity. The Team Not Impossible was deeply inspired by the mission and dedication of our work as well as the potential impact of our sustainable compostable pads to reduce waste and empower women in India and worldwide.
Through this award we are ready to set the wheels in motion for producing a short documentary on SaathiPads to premiere it on Not Impossible Awards Show on June 1st, 2019 at the Theater at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Las Angeles.
All these awards and recognitions remind us of our responsibility toward sustainability and make us realise our long term goal of a green world.
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