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TATA Starbucks to Go Fully Green by Environment Day 2019

TATA Starbucks to Go Fully Green by Environment Day 2019

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Tata Starbucks has recently announced that it will completely transition to compostable and recyclable packaging solutions across its stores in India by World Environment Day, 5 June 2019. Starbucks claims to have a 30-year track record of focusing on sustainability across all aspects of its business, including achieving 99 percent sustainable coffee and committing to eliminate single-use straws globally by 2020. Starbucks entered the Indian market in October 2012 through a 50/50 Joint Venture with Tata Global Beverages and currently operates 138 stores across the country. In India, the company is further advancing this commitment to serve its sustainable coffee in sustainable ways across the market. Tata Starbucks Pvt. Ltd. has been working to eliminate the use of single-use plasti...
Panasonic Launches Harit Umang, Joy of Green Initiative

Panasonic Launches Harit Umang, Joy of Green Initiative

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Panasonic India announced its ambitious Project Harit Umang (Joy of Green) on 22 February 2019. Among the attendees included Mr. Ritesh K. Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change; Mr. Manish Sharma, President and CEO, Panasonic India and Ms. Ritu Ghosh, Head, Corporate Affairs and CSR, Panasonic India along with school children and representatives from Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs). The event began with the announcement that over one lakh trees will be planted as part of the initiative with the help of schools and RWAs. Harit Umang Project will also work towards promoting the 5 Rs being Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle. Harit Umang, in its first phase, will partner with 200 schools and 50 RWAs. With a focus on waste management ...
Mahindra World City Confluence 2019 Pushes Towards The Rise of Resilience

Mahindra World City Confluence 2019 Pushes Towards The Rise of Resilience

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Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited, the Real Estate and Infrastructure Development arm of the Mahindra Group, successfully concluded the fifth edition of Confluence (2019), its thought leadership platform on 13 February, 2019. The knowledge forum took place in New Delhi on the theme of Thinking Cities: The Rise of Resilience mainly focusing on the role of society, policy-makers and corporate in making cities more resilient to shocks, stress and uncertainty. The event was joined by various national and international leaders and experts from different fields such as Lord Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Chair of Economics and Government, London School of Economics & Political Science; Mr. Arun Maira, Management Consultant and Former Member of Planning Commission of India; Dr. Tia Kansa...
Mitsubishi Electric India Plants Trees As Part of CSR Strategy

Mitsubishi Electric India Plants Trees As Part of CSR Strategy

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Mitsubishi Electric India has made consistent efforts towards making positive contributions to the society through its products and technology. In order to boost this objective, Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd. has conceptualized its CSR plans for the next Financial Year and will focus on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals by supporting the initiative of Government of India. The initiatives selected cover the broad areas of Skill Development, Community Development & Climate Action. These activities support United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of Quality Education, Clean Water & Sanitation, Good Health & Well-Being and Climate Action. The programs in-turn relate to Government of India's missions like Skill India, Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, National Rur...
Heritage Restoration and Waste Management by InterGlobe Foundation

Heritage Restoration and Waste Management by InterGlobe Foundation

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InterGlobe Foundation (IGF), the CSR arm of InterGlobe Group - a leader in Aviation, Hospitality and Travel related services inaugurated a Heritage Restoration and Waste Management project in Delwara and Kumbhalgarh towns of Rajasthan respectively. InterGlobe Foundation partnered with Seva Mandir, a rural development NGO based in Udaipur, Rajasthan, to implement these projects. The renovation project of Delwara’s historic nineteenth century Indra Kund stepwell began on 4 December 2018 and was attended by Ms. Rohini Bhatia, Chairperson, InterGlobe Foundation and Mr. Ajay Mehta of Seva Mandir along with the other members of the project. Indra Kund which was once a public space and a source of water for the community has fallen into disuse and disrepair over decades of neglect. Inte
Earth Water Conferred Water Company of the Year Award

Earth Water Conferred Water Company of the Year Award

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Earth Water Ltd., a leading provider of technological and business innovation in the areas of industrial and consumer water services, solutions and products, has received the Water Company of the Year Award. The Award is conferred as the National Award for Excellence in Water 2018 for the work that the company is doing to address key issues facing the world today. Upon receiving the award, Mr. Sunil Gorawat, Managing Director, Earth Water Ltd. said, "We are extremely delighted to have received this award which is recognition of the quality of work that we are doing. About 1,945 of our Water Vending Machines are providing safe drinking water to a large population comprising of rural, semi-urban and urban population across 12 states in India, touching and improving the lives of nearly...
Ambuja Foundation Wins Best CSR and Sustainability Award 2017

Ambuja Foundation Wins Best CSR and Sustainability Award 2017

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Ambuja Cement Foundation, the CSR arm of Ambuja Cements Ltd. has been conferred with the prestigious Best CSR & Sustainability Practices Award 2017 in recognition of its concerted efforts that transformed lives by energising, enabling and involving the rural communities, thus facilitating economic progress and contributing to nation-building. Ambuja Cements Ltd., a part of the global conglomerate LafargeHolcim, is one of the leading cement companies in India. Established in 1993, Ambuja Cement Foundation is the social development arm of Ambuja Cements Ltd. exclusively working with rural communities to make them self-reliant and help them utilize their potential for a prosperous life. The award was received by Ambuja Cement's MD & CEO Ajay Kapur and Ambuja Cement Foundatio...
Japan’s Mottainai Grandma Comes to Gurugram for Clean India

Japan’s Mottainai Grandma Comes to Gurugram for Clean India

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Unplanned urbanisation and mindless modernisation has led to the creation of environmental challenges such as improper dumping of garbage, polluting and burning of hazardous materials. This damages environmental and public health and needs to addressed. One effective way to tackle the situation is to drive behavioural change among people, especially children. To do this, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. along with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is supporting storytelling sessions based on Mottainai Grandma, a successful pictorial book published by Kodansha, a leading publication from Japan. The book is adapted in Hindi and English in collaboration with National Book Trust (NBT). Mottainai is a term of Japanese origin and has been used by environmentalists to convey a sense of r...
Organic Harvest Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with Five Purity Promises

Organic Harvest Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with Five Purity Promises

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The Organic Harvest personal care brand based in India recently completed five successful years of its successful working. The company was brought into existence in 2013 to promote the concept of safe skin. An intelligent use of plants grown without pesticides and chemicals instigated the name Organic Harvest. The company celebrated its five successful years organizing a plantation drive by its employees, and contributed to the greens of Delhi. The trees that were planted included mulberry, guava and pomegranate at the plantation activity took place at Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Center, Delhi. As Organic Harvest products are strictly against animal testing, the Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Center venue was carefully chosen for the plantation drive. Along with this, the company also m...
Maruti Suzuki Inaugurates Another Water ATM

Maruti Suzuki Inaugurates Another Water ATM

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Clean drinking water is a basic human requirement. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to access even this basic human need, especially in non-urban areas of the country. Realizing this challenge, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. has been working to set up Water ATMs in its adopted villages in Haryana. The Company has designed a self-sustaining partnership model that provides clean drinking water to villagers at an affordable price. Maruti Suzuki recently inaugurated its second water ATM in Kasan Village of Manesar, near Gurugam. The water ATM was presented to the community members by Lt. Gen. Dushyant Singh Chauhan, Senior Advisor (Vigilance), Maruti Suzuki in the presence of Village Panchayat and community elders. Inaugurating the facility, Lt. Gen. Dushyant Singh Chauhan, Senior Advisor (V...

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