Sustainability has made its way into boardrooms. Today, it is rare to have a business strategy discussion without including a word on sustainability.
At Mahindra, it is in fact the very reason for existence of some of our companies. We wondered how we could help make commute more sustainable. We have Mahindra Electric, our electric mobility business that works in congruence with our all-electric racing team, Mahindra Racing. We thought of making energy more sustainable, and we introduced Mahindra Susten. Our aim to make our habitats more sustainable, drove Mahindra Lifespaces to create homes that are easy on the planet, and that also enable residents with the infrastructure to reduce their carbon footprint.
Today, when we are in the midst of a pandemic, sustainability has become even more relevant. It cannot merely be a thing of choice anymore, but has to become a way of doing business. Apart from setting up businesses with a longer-term sustainability vision, companies across our group have worked to incorporate it in our everyday operations – from recycling to relooking at our supply chain from this lens.
The result? We have earned the Zero Waste to Landfill certification from Intertek.
Across locations, we have consistently been –
“The moment people find niches to make money of the alternates…you’re going to get sustainability which is sustainable.”
The vision to turn to businesses and operations that are mindful to our planet is not a mere utopian pursuit. One can definitely make profits, by collectively switching to alternatives and creating a demand. What is your take on sustainability and business? Comment below, we would love to hear.