In a global campaign led by the Climate Group, Mahindra pledges to take a number of steps focused on sustainability and commits to becoming carbon neutral by 2040.
At Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), our respect for planetary boundaries, biodiversity, and ecosystems, is seen in all our actions and in everything we do. We recognise the importance of sustainability and we place that above all else.
To reaffirm our commitment to this cause, Club Mahindra is the first hospitality company in India to have signed RE100 and EP100 (renewable energy and energy productivity). In addition, we are measuring the efficiency of air conditioning systems in accordance with the EP 100 cooling challenge.
We have adopted a number of sustainable practices including solar installations, energy saving, water conservation, waste recycling, and encouraging biodiversity to help us double our energy productivity by 2030, become carbon neutral by 2040, and run on 100% renewable energy by 2050.
Switching to Solar Power and Energy Efficiency
We are taking advantage of the solar power at seven Mahindra Resorts, having generated about 22 million kWh during 2020-21.
Along with that, our decision to alternate diesel boilers with heat pumps for hot water generation in 10 of our resorts has reduced our diesel consumption by a significant 67% as compared to last year; installation of inverter ACs and energy-saving BLDC fans has been another small but additional step when it comes to energy saving.
Promoting Water Positivity
Six MHRIL resorts were declared ‘water positive’ towards the end of 2020-21.
As a result, Mahindra Resorts managed to save 156 million litres of water compared to last year. This is in addition to 55% of the total water consumed by the resorts being recycled in 2020-21.
Contributing to the Local Communities
We contributed to 4,226 girls' education by supporting KC Mahindra Education Trust's 'Nanhi Kali' project, which provides academic and material support to underprivileged girls.
Building Green Cover
Conservation of the environment is a significant part of sustainability. 46,960 trees were planted in 2020-21 as a part of Mahindra’s Project Hariyali - a tree plantation initiative. This addition took the total to 470,286 since the beginning of the project in 2010-11.
As the first Indian company in the hospitality sector to join both RE100 and EP100, We hope to set an example in the hospitality sector when it comes to setting cleaner, smarter and greener standards.