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
UNICEF’s Swachh Clinics initiative reached the ICC WT20 Championship and kids involved in the campaign got an opportunity to click selfies with OPPO Camera phone's Selfie Expert F1 at a host city tour showcasing the ICC WT20 trophies. ICC has partnered with UNICEF to promote a nationwide initiative that aims to build a social movement and toilet use thereby leading to an open-defecation-free India. OPPO is the official global partner of ICC in the mobile category for 4 years starting from 2016.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions participated in Airtel Delhi Half Marathon today to support the cause of underprivileged children. Konica Minolta has announced to support this cause as a CSR initiative in collaboration with Smile Foundation. The Smile foundation will use the sponsored amount for the education of the underprivileged children which will help them in building a bright future. Representatives from Konica Minolta are also running in the marathon. As part of its CSR initiatives, Konica Minolta is fully committed towards the development of a sustainable society. Since India has the largest number of children worldwide who are not enjoying the same standard of living or rights as the majority of children do, this is dedicated initiative taken up by Konica Minolta. Smil
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, is now looking to strengthen its Water and Waste-water Management business in India and South Asia. To enable itself for this challenge, Toshiba Corporation has recently acquired additional 54% stake in UEM India Private Limited, an international water services company, from the Founders and IVFA. Toshiba Corporation has now become the majority owner of UEM with 80% shareholding. The current Management Team at UEM would continue to run the operations of the Company. Toshiba has appointed Mr. Koichi Matsui as Chairperson and Managing Director for UEM India. Speaking on the development, Mr. Hirofumi Yoshino, Vice President, Water & Environmental Systems Division, Toshiba Corporation acknowledged, "Water treatment is a strategic growth...
Vedanta Resources and its subsidiaries hosted its landmark first Sustainable Development Day on 1 July 2015 in London. The Day was hosted for analysts and investors to explain how Vedanta is embedding sustainability across its operations. The first Sustainable Development Day platform was also used to provide an update on progress in ensuring sustainability by Vedanta in the past year. Vedanta's first Sustainable Development Day was launched by Roma Balwani, Vedanta’s Sustainability, CSR and Communications President. The launch was followed by a presentation from Euan Macdonald, Chairman of Vedanta’s Sustainability Committee and Non-Executive Director. Tom Albanese, Chief Executive Officer, Vedanta, spoke about how Vedanta is putting its sustainable development model into practice.
Mahindra World City Jaipur, one of India’s premier integrated business cities, has become the first project in Asia to receive Stage 2 Climate Positive Development certification from the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40). The Mahindra project, which is also the largest project in the world (by population) to reach this certification, is being recognized for its Climate Positive Roadmap detailing its plans and commitment to achieve a net-negative carbon emissions outcome. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 10th year, connects more than 75 of the world’s greatest cities, representing 500+ million people and one quarter of the global economy. Its Climate Positive Development Programme is a performance-based framework designed to create models for how cities can
The Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari inaugurating the India’s first state-of-the-Art Tier-I Oil Spill Response Centre for Mumbai June 05, 2015. The World Environment Day was celebrated with great fervour and interest by India Inc this year! Companies and brands geared up to go live with their initiatives that contribute positively to environment conservation. From growing trees, displaying electrical vehicles to encouraging the use of organic food, the corporates did it all! Today, companies are looking at various ways to mitigate the problems arising out of changing environment and are rigorously working towards saving the planet. Making sustainability their top priority, India Inc is certainly treading the eco-friendly route. At the same ti
Nepal, which continues to be jolted by earthquake aftershocks since the big earthquake on 25th April 2015, is now working to put itself back on track. Countries around the world are pitching in and India has already played a major role and fulfilled the responsibility of a good neighbour. Individuals and corporate houses continue to pool in for ensuring more aid and speedier rehabilitation for the people of Nepal. In a bid to boost the ongoing rehabilitation and rebuilding efforts in Nepal, Bajaj Group has announced a contribution of ₹ 10 crore to the relief fund. The aid will be routed through the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund of India. Further, a sum of Rs 50 lakhs is also provided to SEWA, an NGO dedicated to needy & self-employed women workers in Nepal, mainly directed to
Malnutrition is a very real challenge being faced by both rural and urban India. Despite sincere efforts by the Government of India in addressing this issue, malnourishment continues to plague a large part of India. The most affected are the women and children and the number of citizens affected with malnourishment is well above a crore. The primary reason for such high rate of malnutrition in the country is definitely poverty and the inadequacy of Government's development policies reaching the masses. Another equally relevant reason for such high prevalence of malnutrition in India is lack of education and awareness. To address this issue, the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) in partnership with HealthPhone, today announced the formal launch of the IAP HealthPhone programme,...
Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services has now become the first Indian company to join RE100 - a global platform for major companies committing to 100% renewable power! RE100 is a global initiative that celebrates and supports major companies committed to 100% renewable power across their operations. Its goal is that 100 of the world’s most influential businesses commit to 100% renewable power in the near future. As part of its commitment to RE100, Infosys aims to become carbon neutral by 2018. The company is already working to reduce its per capita electricity consumption by 50 per cent from its 2007-2008 levels and source all its electricity from renewable resources by 2018. Speaking about the announcement, Ramadas Kam