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CSR: Efforts To Have A Pollution Free Diwali

Diwali is one of the most celebrated festivals in India. With the custom of bursting crackers as part of celebrations, Diwali and pollution unfortunately go hand-in-hand. The air pollution statistics in India are alarming as it is. The festival often makes things worse. There are certain things that can be done to reduce air and...
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Godrej & Boyce, WorldGBC join hands to accelerate the dialogue on net zero carbon buildings in the Asia Pacific Region

Godrej & Boyce has partnered with WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Regional Network as a Corporate Activity Partner to advance the dialogue on accelerating the uptake of net zero carbon buildings in the Asia Pacific region. The signing ceremony was attended by WorldGBC Chair, Lisa Bate and Godrej & Boyce’s’s Electricals & Electronics business’s COO, George Menezes...
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Lights Up – It’s Diwali!

Diwali, known as the festival of lights, is a major festival in India. This festival symbolises the victory of good over evil. Hence, it is celebrated with people spreading as much joy as they can around them. This is why in this festive season, the activities and initiatives pertaining to Citizen Social Responsibility and...
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CSR: Sportswear Made From Recycled PET

According to National Chemicals Laboratory, India produced about 1500 kilo-tonnes of PET in 2015-16. Recycling these bottles can generate over INR 3000 crores annually. Taking up on this opportunity, Paragon Apparels, the company producing sportswear for international brands such as Adidas and Reebok since 2001, has started to use these PET to recycle them...
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CSR: Air Pollution Statistics of India

India is facing a major pollution crisis. 14 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are in India. This has caused it to hold the burden of the highest pollution related mortality rate and disease. According to a report by the World Health Organisation, there were about 60,987 deaths of children under...

Food Wastage In India, And What You Can Do About It

INDIANS waste as much food as the whole of United Kingdom consumes – a statistic that may not so much indicative of our love of surfeit, as it is of our population. Still, food wastage is an alarming issue in India. Our street and garbage bins, landfills have sufficient proof to prove it. Weddings, canteens,...

CSR: 7 Ideas For An Eco-friendly Diwali

There has been enough noise (apart from that of the firecrackers) about celebrating an eco-friendly Diwali. While we all wish to save the environment, a list of better alternatives to celebrate in an eco-sensitive manner can bring about a sea change. Ecosac suggests 7 ways you can preserve the environment while you rejoice. 1. Light...
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CSR: Organic Farming, A Sustainable Practice

The global population is growing rapidly causing a rise in demand for sustainable food production. The unsustainable farm practices certainly produce higher yields. This is why conventional farming is more popular than organic farming. But they also put additional pressure on global resources such as soil and water. Critics of organic farming argue that it...

Atlas Copco compressor factory in India powered by solar panels

Atlas Copco has started powering its compressor factory in Chakan, India, with solar panels. The move contributes to Atlas Copco’s goal to continuously reduce the environmental impact from its operations. The factory was inaugurated in 2013, manufacturing industrial and portable compressors for the Indian and global market. Energy efficiency has been a major focus at...
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The CSR Journal columnist amongst Asia’s 26 Top Sustainability Superwomen

Namita Vikas, Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, YES BANK has been included in ‘Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen’ list curated by CSRWorks, Singapore. A regular columnist for The CSR Journal, Vikas has been recognized for leading the sustainability initiatives at YES BANK under its ‘Responsible Banking’ ethos and contributing to...
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Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris Has Highest Number of Earthcheck Gold Certified Hotels Globally

Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris has set a global benchmark in hospitality for environmental sustainability with 67 of its hotels being awarded Gold Certification by EarthCheck out of a total of 79 EarthCheck certified hotels. EarthCheck is an international leader in environmental benchmarking and certification. Commenting on the achievement, Dr. P.V. Ramana Murthy, Executive Vice...
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CSR: Hacks To Reduce Food Wastage

When it comes to food and drink, the best thing we can do, both environmentally and financially, is make the most of what we buy rather than throwing it away. By the time food has reached our homes, it has taken a huge amount of energy, water, and packaging to be produced, transported, and...

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