Year-long programme initiated with the objective of zero garbage. So far, 182 Suzlon employees across India have participated in the campaign. 695 villagers have also participated in the campaign so far. 1,587 kg of waste collected from the drive up till now.
IndiaCSR News Network
PUNE: In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Campaign, Suzlon Foundation has organized a year-long cleanliness drive that will be carried out across 6 states in India.
The theme of the campaign is ‘Campaign for Clean, Green and Plastic Free Neighbourhood.’ The objective behind the campaign is to encourage the masses to come forth and contribute towards a cleaner tomorrow. As a company involved in renewable energy and committed to espousing economic, environmental and social sustainability, Suzlon ensures that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) remains an integral part of its business functions. The campaign focused on building awareness amongst the people in form of a rally and cleanliness drive.
Tulsi Tanti, Chairman, Suzlon Group said, “We fully support PM’s Swachh Bharat initiative and Suzlon is committed to making positive contribution to the movement. Our spread in rural India gives us unique opportunity to contribute to this mission and bring about a clean India.”
Dr. Jasmine Sofia Gogia, General Manager, Suzlon Foundation, said, “As a responsible corporate, we stand committed to contributing towards a sustainable ecosystem. Cleaner India will lead to multi-level improvement in the country’s health and will drive civic sense. There’s a need to bring about a paradigm shift in the perception of the population by educating the masses to adopt hygiene practices. I urge all corporate houses to step up and support this movement for a sustainable India.”
182 Suzlon employees and 695 villagers from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh have participated in the campaign in form of garbage collection drive, cleaning of villages, beach cleaning and so on. In addition to participating in the drive, the employees have also undertaken the following pledges:
- I commit to keep my surroundings clean, whether at home or at work.
- I commit to follow all traffic rules to have safe journeys, and to avoid traffic jams which cause pollution.
- I commit to minimize use of plastic and paper bags.
- I commit to reduce food waste by never leaving food on my plate.
- I commit to keep the air healthy and clean by not smoking in public and not throwing stubs on the road side.
- I commit to check the exhaust of my vehicle regularly to minimize vehicular pollution.
The vision of Suzlon Group to preserve as well as expand the green blanket cover through its 15,000 MW global wind energy installation and CSR initiatives is testimony of its commitment to contribute towards a sustainable ecosystem for the future. Apart from being a technology leader, Suzlon prides itself in championing the cause of sustainable energy, thus creating a lasting and harmonious environment.
The Suzlon Group is one of the leading renewable energy solutions providers in the world with an international presence across 19 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America. With over two decades of operational track record, the Group has a cumulative installation of approximately 15GW of wind energy capacity, a workforce of over 8,000, a low-cost manufacturing base and strong in-house R&D set-up in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and India. Approximately 9GW of the Group’s installation is in India, which makes up for ~37% of the country’s wind installations, making Suzlon the largest player in this sector. The company has recently forayed into the solar space. The Group, headquartered at Suzlon One Earth in Pune, India, is comprised of Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries.