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Infosys Launches Household Biogas Digester Project

Infosys Launches Household Biogas Digester Project

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Household air pollution from traditional modes of cooking in rural India claims close to a million deaths every year. Biogas, generated from cow dung, is considered a form of renewable energy and offers a clean and smokeless cooking solution to rural households. With this as the backdrop, Infosys today announced the launch of a household biogas project in Ramanagara district of Karnataka. Under the project, Infosys will build 7,620 household biogas units and provide an equal number of biogas stoves to as many families in the district The total spending on this project will be close to 22 crores on the project. Over a 10-year period, the project is expected to generate biogas equivalent to about 1 million cylinders of domestic LPG. SKG Sangha, a Karnataka-based NGO with exper...
Yes Bank Joins Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

Yes Bank Joins Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

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YES BANK, India's fifth largest private sector bank, became the First Indian Bank to partner the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), a first of its kind voluntary partnership of national and sub-national governments, businesses, and civil society organizations; led by the World Bank Group. Launched in December 2015, during the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris by World Bank and other founding members, Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition’s vision is to cover 25% of global GHG emissions by explicit carbon prices by 2020 and to double this again by 2030. The coalition currently has 25 government partners including Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and United Kingdom and 89 private sector partners including Coca-Cola HBC AG, Ernst & Young, Nestlé, Philip, Unilever, Ma
Maersk Group Initiates Responsible Ship Breaking at Alang

Maersk Group Initiates Responsible Ship Breaking at Alang

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The market for ship recycling is dominated by practices unchanged for decades. The condition of this market is particularly dismal in developing countries like India - where labour is cheap and laws for protecting labours rights and the environment are either non-existent or not implemented. Out of the total 768 ships recycled globally in 2015, 469 of them were sold to facilities on beaches in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.74% of the total gross tonnage scrapped from ships in 2015 took place in the aforementioned three developing countries. One can thus imagine the impact of this industry on the health of the labourers and on the environment, especially in developing countries. It is for this reason that the port town of Alang in Gujarat - which is known as one of the world's la...
WWF and Ricoh India Collaborate For Better Wildlife Conservation

WWF and Ricoh India Collaborate For Better Wildlife Conservation

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The Earth Day has, several times in the past, become an occasion for initiating environmental causes across the globe. This Earth Day was no exception, when the World Wildlife Fund-India (WWF-India) and Ricoh India joined hands to strengthen wildlife and marine conservation in India, by signing the ‘Project Nature Watch’ partnership. WWF-India has been working towards wildlife and environment protection in the country since 1969. Ricoh is a global technology company. Together, they aim to contribute towards the environment by bringing in technology for better monitoring efforts across conservation projects in India. The aim is to provide need-based infrastructure support to frontline and field staff working in the forest and marine areas respectively, for monitoring  species such
Cairn India Reaffirms its Commitment Towards Health Sector on Mothers Day

Cairn India Reaffirms its Commitment Towards Health Sector on Mothers Day

Corporate Greening, National
In honor of Mother's Day 2016, Cairn India reaffirms its commitment to promote women’s right to quality and respectful maternal health services. In a move to enable better access to health and nutrition services to women, children and adolescents, Cairn India in collaboration with CHETNA (Centre for Health Education Training and Nutrition Awareness) has undertaken a PAHONCH project. The PAHONCH campaign reaches out to women in 73 villages across three districts (Rajkot, Morbi and Jamnagar) of Gujarat and touches a population of more than 1.2 lakh in the state. Despite long-term efforts to reduce maternal mortality, World Health Organization estimates that out of 5,36,000 maternal deaths occurring globally each year, 136,000 take place in India. The state of Gujarat has made
Canon Celebrates 1st Anniversary of Village Adoption Initiative

Canon Celebrates 1st Anniversary of Village Adoption Initiative

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Canon India recently celebrated the first anniversary of its village adoption initiative. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Canon India has adopted the Karanjoti Village at Thane district in Mumbai, Maharashtra. This is yet another milestone in Canon India's flagship programme 'Adopt a Village'. Prior to this, Canon India has adopted 4 villages in the country which are Ferozepur Namak in Haryana, Maharaja Katte in Bangalore, Karanjoti in Maharashtra and Sol Gohalia in Kolkata. The villages are being supported with better education facilities, sustainable environment, health and hygiene along with complete eye care facilities. Nearly a year back, Canon India had adopted Karanjoti village to redefine the lives of people in and around the village by providing the...
184 YES Bank Branches Become ISO 14001:2004 Certified

184 YES Bank Branches Become ISO 14001:2004 Certified

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In 2014, Yes Bank became the first bank in India to get ISO 14001:2004 certification. ISO 14001:2004 is a voluntary standard developed by the International Organization for Standards that sets out the criteria for an environmental management system. An ISO 14001:2004 provides assurance to company management, employees and external stakeholders that environmental impact is being monitored and measured in the said organization. YES BANK has now successfully completed ISO 14001 certification for 184 of its locations. This speaks for Yes Bank's commitment to environment and conservation, and its intent to rigorously measure, manage and report its environmental performance. This is also proof that Yes Bank is actively working to implement world class management system across its new and ...
Viom Networks Builds Capacity for Environment Education

Viom Networks Builds Capacity for Environment Education

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Viom Networks is at the very center of the world's largest shared telecom infrastructure industry and has over 42,000 towers across India. Viom Networks is now also taking initiatives towards promoting environment education in India through its Green Saviours of India (GSI) programme. The objective of the GSI programme is to promote active learning pedagogy at schools for sensitizing young generation towards local and global sustainability issues. Along with its NGO partner – Eco Roots Foundation, Viom has organized 25 GSI workshops within a span of 4 months involving 1,500 school teachers to reemphasize on integrating 'Education for Sustainable Development'. According to Syed Safawi, Chief Executive Officer of Viom Networks, "Viom’s Green Saviors of India (GSI) project is uniq
Sonalika and UNIC Begin Promoting SDGs Through Art

Sonalika and UNIC Begin Promoting SDGs Through Art

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Sonalika Social Development Society, the CSR Wing of Sonalika International Tractors Ltd. (ITL), the 3rd largest tractor manufacturer of India, in collaboration with United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) inaugurated ‘ART is TRY 4 SDGs’, an art exhibition at Indian Habitat Centre to promote SDGs on 2nd March, 2016. The Art Exhibition is showcasing paintings created by students from 17 Delhi schools depicting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as defined by United Nations Agenda 2030. The paintings have been put up for display from 2 to 23 March, 2016 at the Atrium Hall, Indian Habitat Centre (New Delhi) with the underlying objective of raising awareness about the 17 SDGs through the medium of Art. Mr. Deepak Mittal, Managing Director, Sonalika ITL complimented the
Yokohama to Plant 12100 Trees for Forever Forests in India

Yokohama to Plant 12100 Trees for Forever Forests in India

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Yokohama India will be planting 12,100 trees as part of its global Forever Forest project to plant 5,00,000 trees by 2017. Yokohama India began the plantation on the 100 year anniversary of the company on 16th February 2016. Saplings were planted by the company at its factory at the HSIIDC Industrial Estate, Bahadurgarh, Jhajjar in Haryana. Keen to contribute to the community in Bahadurgarh, the Japanese Tyre Major plans to plant 12100 trees in the next 7 years up to 2023. The intention in the future is to donate the plants to the community. Speaking on the occasion, Yokohama India President & Director Mr. Satoshi Fujitsu noted that by planting evergreen broad-leaved trees in every factory of Yokohama, the forests absorb CO2 and prevent global warming. He further added, "We w
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