The ‘Atrium’ Gets More Exciting

At Mahindra, we take innovation very seriously – right from our products to the way we communicate with employees. This is visible at Mahindra Towers, Worli, Mumbai, where the Atrium, the new social hub, is creating a buzz with more exciting features on the new interactive video wall which features nine high-definition screens.

This new-age communication tool – the video wall -- has become more interactive and can conduct surveys, request feedback and also relay news and webcasts, besides updating business news, screening videos and displaying posters and images.

The IT team at Mahindra developed new infrastructure to make the video wall interactive, following an overwhelming response to a dipstick survey conducted among Mahindra Towers employees.

  • 51% said they watch the video wall at least once a day, whereas 26% said they watch it whenever new content is uploaded
  • 72% of employees feel the video wall “absolutely” adds value as a communications tool

Employees shared suggestions from content and infrastructure perspective during the survey. Dr. Anish Shah, Group President (Strategy), Mahindra and Mahindra, inaugurated the video wall, with the screening of the film that had the theme of ‘Be Your Super Self’ – a campaign that invites employees to share their Superhero stories of personal triumph, stories that made an impact at work, in colleagues’ lives and on themselves. The big idea behind this campaign is to inspire and encourage each other through compelling stories of achievement.

So pick up the tablet at the Atrium and share your views and opinions right away.

A Green Feather in the Cap for Club Mahindra

Club Mahindra Kanha was awarded the ‘Green Hotel of the Year’, at the recently concluded 11th Hotelier India Awards 2019 for rejuvenating the environment. Held in New Delhi, the evening brought together the cream of the hospitality industry. Kisholay Sharma, Resort Manager, Club Mahindra, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

For Club Mahindra Kanha, it was a celebration of the stellar performance and commitment of the employees, especially those who work behind the scenes and always strive for excellence. The Club Mahindra Kanha property reflects the Mahindra Group’s commitment to sustainability. Among the initiatives are the use of recycled water and renewable sources of energy that align with the sustainability goals of the Mahindra Group. The property hopes to achieve carbon neutrality, and become more water positive in the future.

Congratulating Club Mahindra Kanha, Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group, tweeted, “I stand and applaud you, Kisholay, along with the entire team. These are the kind of awards we want in our trophy cupboard.”

Kisholay Sharma, Resort Manager, Club Mahindra, said, “It’s an inexpressible feeling to be a part of the Hotelier India Awards and view it live. It was an enchanting moment to hear what the top brass of the industry had to say and to win this prestigious award on behalf of Mahindra. The culture of Mahindra Rise veers towards being sensitive to issues of sustainability and to giving back to the society in the best way possible.”

Top Recognition for Corporate Governance Practices

The Mahindra Group was conferred the prestigious National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance in the Listed Segment: Large Category. This award, from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), validates the Group’s commitment towards transparent and ethical practices with stakeholders. Held on January 10th, 2020, the award was received by Narayan Shankar, Company Secretary. M&M Ltd.

These awards started in 2001 by the ICSI recognise best governed companies in India. Among the criteria, is their efforts in implementing innovative practices and programmes to promote corporate governance. Mahindra and Mahindra benchmarks its corporate governance policies with the highest standards possible.

Consistent efforts aimed at strengthening corporate governance practices have helped to create value for stakeholders. A unique set of principles for Corporate Governance have given the Mahindra Group an advantage over other players in the industry. These principles focus on ensuring that the basics of an effective governance framework are in place. At Mahindra and Mahindra, the rights of stakeholders, and their long-term growth are a key motivator for efficient governance.

Working Towards A Plastic-Free Future

India generates 26,000 tons of plastic waste every year, and is the 15th largest plastic producer in the world. Mahindra Lifespace Developers is strengthening the Central Government’s resolution to eliminate single-use plastics in its Mahindra World City properties in Jaipur and Chennai.

At the Jaipur campus, the 15-day awareness program – Swacchhta Pakhwada, was observed from November 16 to 30, 2019. It was encouraging to see 3,000 employees coming together to invest 5,000 manhours to promote sustainability. Plastic bottles were replaced with glass and steel variants, and employees were encouraged to use cloth and jute bags, and segregate garbage.

Similar initiatives were introduced at the Chennai campus, where government schools surrounding the SEZ were invited to be part of this awareness campaign. Employees at the Chennai campus went a step ahead, and set up a kiosk to sell recycled products, hand-made by employees. Cultural programs were also organised to drive the message home and create more awareness of the hazards of single-use plastic. These initiatives reinforce the Group’s commitment towards a sustainable and eco-friendly future.

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