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Jacqueline Fernandez and The Body Shop Promote Ecological Corridors in India

Jacqueline Fernandez and The Body Shop Promote Ecological Corridors in India

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(L-R) Jacqueline Fernandez, Brand Ambassador, The Body Shop India; Mrinal Pande, Trustee WTI; Sunil Kyarong, Joint Director WTI and Shriti Malhotra, COO, The Body Shop during the Bio-Bridge India launch. The Body Shop recently announced its latest Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative in India. The initiative aims at promoting and setting up of ecological corridors in the biodiversity rich North-east India. Launched in the presence of Jacqueline Fernandez, the brand ambassador of The Body Shop India, the initiative has pledged to help protect the endangered Indian Elephant and Western Hoolock Gibbon by constructing an ecological corridor favouring these animals. The initiative has been named The Body Shop India Bio-Bridge project. However, it needs to be noted that t...
Tree Plantation by Avashya Foundation Under Maitree Initiative

Tree Plantation by Avashya Foundation Under Maitree Initiative

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Avashya Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Allcargo Logistics (a Mumbai-based leading integrated logistics solutions provider in India), flagged off a tree plantation drive under the foundation's Maitree initiative. The initiative took place in association with NGOs like Light of life trust (LOLT), Nirmala Niket College of Social Work and Maharashtra State Rural Livelihood Mission (MSRLM). Objectives Maitree aims to plant 1.41 lakh fruit bearing trees in the span of 20 days In the years 2015 and 2016, Maitree has reached out to a large number of families from tribal and underdeveloped regions. It has planted 2,39,000 fruit bearing trees. As a continued endeavour, the initiative aims at planting approximately 1,41,000 fruit bearing trees within a span ...
Infosys Unveils Sustainability Report 2016-17

Infosys Unveils Sustainability Report 2016-17

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Climate change and sustainable development continue to be the most-discussed topics of recent times, with a myriad of rules and guidelines laid down to keep the stability of natural systems intact. The GRI or Global Reporting Initiative is one such international organisation that assists businesses and other organisations in analyzing and communicating the impacts of their actions on environment, society and the economy. The G4 Guidelines, now GRI Standards, help generate significant information that can promote effective decision-making by companies and their stakeholders. Tech giant, Infosys, has recently revealed its Sustainability Report 2016-17 which is in-tandem with the Global Reporting Initiative G4 Guidelines. The company has also completed a decade of reporting on susta
93.5 RED FM Partners With Inclusive India Campaign

93.5 RED FM Partners With Inclusive India Campaign

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93.5 RED FM, one of the largest radio networks in India has partnered with Inclusive India Campaign with a focus on informing, involving and keeping people updated about disabilities prevailing among the citizens. The initiative has been launched to sensitise people to the need for equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation of individuals with cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities and multiple disabilities. Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Government of India inaugurated the Inclusive India Initiative under National Trust. The initiative hopes to empower people with developmental disabilities. The Guest of Honour for this occasion included Nisha Narayanan, COO, 93.5 RED FM; Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister
Sealed Air CSR Initiative Soap For Hope Impacts 15,000 Lives

Sealed Air CSR Initiative Soap For Hope Impacts 15,000 Lives

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The Soap for Hope Initiative of the Sealed Air Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, engaged in the business of food packaging and food safety, cleaning and hygiene solution has touched more than 15,000 lives so far. The initiative was launched in 2016 as part of the Company's CSR with the purpose of recycling used soap from hotels by processing them into new bars of soap and distributing the same to the poor and under-privileged. Sealed Air worked with many prominent hotels like Accor Group, Taj Group of Hotels, Ramada, Hilton, Intercontinental, Radisson, ITC, IHG Group, Lalit, Shangri-La etc on this initiative and also worked closely with Doctors for You, an NGO based in Mumbai. Commenting on achieving this milestone, Himanshu Jain, VP and MD, Indian Subcontinent and South East A...
Mercedes-Benz India Donates Road Sweeper Truck to NDMC on WED

Mercedes-Benz India Donates Road Sweeper Truck to NDMC on WED

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On World Environment Day 2017, the country's largest luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz donated a state-of-the-art vacuum cleaning truck to the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). The donation was made as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility of Mercedes-Benz India. With road dust emerging as one of the key contributors of air pollution in Delhi, the deployment of the Mercedes-Benz donated Road Sweeper truck will assist in making Delhi's roads and air cleaner than before. The BharatBenz-based Road Sweeper truck will be effective in reducing dust levels in Delhi by vacuum cleaning the roads. Based on a BharatBenz 1214R medium-duty platform, the sweeper truck is manufactured by Roots, India's largest indigenous manufacturer of cleaning machines and cleaning equipment. I...
Emaar India Celebrates Environment Day at its Various Project Sites

Emaar India Celebrates Environment Day at its Various Project Sites

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Emaar India, the leading global property developer, commemorated the 45th World Environment Day on 5 June, 2017 at its various project sites in Gurgaon and Mohali. The Company organised a multitude of activities including plantation drives by planting 300 saplings, poster and banner making competitions, awareness programmes and flag marches. The various activities were organised to highlight the importance of adopting eco-friendly attitude and practices among the project residents, company employees, contractors' staff and 10,000-strong labour workforce. The children of construction labourers, for whom Emaar India runs crèches at its project sites, also actively participated in the Environment Day activities. The celebrations were held at Emaar India's project sites including The
Nestlé India Rededicates Itself Towards Environmental Sustainability

Nestlé India Rededicates Itself Towards Environmental Sustainability

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On World Environment Day 2017, Nestlé India took a stock of its environmental achievements and rededicates itself towards environmental sustainability. Nestlé India strengthened its commitment to protecting and preserving the environment and to continuously work towards sustainable use of natural and non-renewable resources. During the last 15 years, for every tonne of production, Nestlé India claims to have reduced energy usage by 47% and CO2 emissions by 55%. According to Mr. Sanjay Khajuria, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs, Nestlé India, "We have always strived to improve operational efficiencies, use natural resources sustainably and reduce water, energy and CO2 emissions while doing business. Every effort to reduce, recycle and reuse natural resources can make a differe
Ahead of Environment Day, Delhi Fares Well in Uber Green Index Data

Ahead of Environment Day, Delhi Fares Well in Uber Green Index Data

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Uber, the ride-sharing App that is redefining urban mobility across the globe, released its Green Index Data ahead of the World Environment Day. According to data released by Uber, the launch of uberPOOL scheme in Delhi saved appropriately 9,36,000 litres of fuel as 19,901,000 km distance was travelled due to this. This, according to Uber's Green Index data, curbed 22,03,000 kg CO2 emissions in Delhi alone. On releasing the Green Index, Prabhjeet Singh, GM, Uber Delhi and North India said, "Using public transportation and ride-sharing is a responsible way to combat traffic congestion and rising pollution levels in the city. With the launch of uberPOOL in Delhi, our goal was to get more people in fewer cars at the tap of a button. The results show that 28% of the total Uber trips in ...
NABFINS and Swades Foundation Come Together to Empower Rural India

NABFINS and Swades Foundation Come Together to Empower Rural India

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NABARD Financial Services Limited (NABFINS), a subsidiary of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is initiating its direct lending operations in Raigad in partnership with Swades Foundation. Founded by Ronnie and Zarina Screwvala, the Swades Foundation operates with the single-minded focus of empowering Rural India through its vision of Rural Empowerment through the best practices, modern technology and values. Swades Foundation is working on developing the local entrepreneurial ecosystem in Raigad focused on Animal Husbandry, food and agro-processing units, SHG based small and medium businesses. Swades-NABFINS partnership will enable the rural Households in Raigad engaged in diary activities to access the formal credit market at reasonable interest rates. As...
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