Alignment to the UNSDG offers a global context to the company’s sustainability initiatives and impact
Tata Power, India’s largest integrated utility, through the century has endeavoured to achieve societal and economic development.
It has supported various causes such as health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation, livelihoods, social justice and inclusion, skilling, migration and urbanisation, environment, digital literacy, craft and culture, and disaster management to name a few.
It has reaffirmed its commitment by supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by demonstrating its alignment to the chief 14 sustainability goals out of the 17, set by the United Nations.
With an overarching theme to popularise the UNSDG goals and demonstrate its support, Tata Power launched a social media campaign to communicate the impact of the company’s accomplishment for the 14 UNSDGs. The campaign reached over 1.7 million people through various social media touchpoints and achieved an overwhelming response.
Some of the key UNSDGs that Tata Power support include:
1. Adhikaar, a social-economic and governance based initiative by Tata Power has tapped in to 14 national and state initiatives which has benefitted over 3.5 lakh community members in 15 states across the country;
2. Built 13,402 household toilets under its Mamta and Sammaan initiatives benefitting 4.7 lakh people across 4 states;
3. Over 16 lakh school children benefitted from Vidyasagar, a remedial and technology-based coaching for school children from 16 location in the country;
4. Dhaaga initiative that has created an ecosystem of garment and handicraft-based micro enterprises that supports 1050 women artisans in 13 states.
5. Act of Mahseer, a 4-decade long initiative to conserve fresh water fish while also creating livelihood for local communities.
“Tata Power has a long tradition of working closely with and for the benefit of the local communities. Broadly, this is done by ensuring that the pursuit of economic objectives is also linked to larger social and sustainability concerns like climate impact, poverty, education, gender equality and others. We have aligned our sustainability initiatives to the UNSDG framework, to demonstrate our support, thereby achieving our goals on a regional and global level”, saidShalini Singh, Chief-Corporate Communications & Sustainability, Tata Power
The campaign was launched earlier this month, to showcase of its participation in the COP 25 -UN Climate Change Conference held on 2nd – 13th December 2019 in Madrid, Spain.
The UNSDGs, also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. The 17 SDGs are integrated—that is, they recognise that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability.