World Environment Day 2023

Quote by Mr. Anil K Makkar, Manufacturing Director, JK Tyre & Industries

"As one of the reputed brands in the country, JK Tyre & Industries has been constantly instilling proactive steps towards a greener and sustainable future. In our progressive journey, sustainability is at the centre-stage. In the next five years, we hope to increase the percentage of power usage at our manufacturing facilities from 53% to 75% through renewable sources. By 2050, we aim to become a carbon-neutral company by integrating innovative technologies and sustainable practices. While we at JK tyre are already a global benchmark on specific raw water consumption, our efforts to attain newer milestones will continue to save this precious drop of life and our environment.

On this World Environment Day, we remain committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation, embracing renewable energy, reducing emissions, and forging a path where sustainability is at the heart of our industry and collective action drives significant environmental change. As a responsible corporate, JK Tyre believes in giving back to the community as an important part of the company's culture and also broadening its circle of prosperity. We are highly cognizant of our actions and are driven by our unwavering commitment to quality and sustainability."

Quote by Mr. Narinder Mittal, Country Manager and Managing Director – Agriculture Business, CNH Industrial India & SAARC

“At CNH Industrial, we are dedicated to breaking new ground in both innovation and environmental responsibility. From our advanced agricultural machinery that promotes precision farming and reduces resource consumption, to our electric and hybrid machines that are redefining the construction industry, we are proud to play an active role in reducing emissions and conserving natural resources. Through our ongoing efforts in India, including reducing carbon emissions through solar energy in our plants, supporting water conservation initiatives in nearby villages, preventing stubble burning through our crop residue management in more than 10 locations, and implementing the Miyawaki forest project with a plantation of over 10000 trees, we are working towards a greener and more sustainable future.

This World Environment Day, we reaffirm our dedication to further adapt to sustainable practices. We have implemented robust environmental management systems that comply with the highest industry standards, ensuring our operations have a minimal environmental impact. We recognize that the challenges facing our environment require collective action, and we remain committed to collaborating with our partners, customers, and communities to foster a greener and more sustainable tomorrow.”

Quote from Mr Nikhil Bhatia, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, HOP Electric Mobility

Coming of age of the Electric Vehicles will be an understatement, considering the previous month (April) when the sector witnessed seventh month in a row that overall EV sales in the country crossed the 100,000-unit mark, as per government estimates. This signifies the acceptance among customers about the benefits of buying an EV and the consciousness towards climate concerns. Achieving true sustainability is yet a milestone we have to achieve, but we have chosen a conscious path towards that. At HOP Electric, from Day ‘0’ we had electric vehicles, energy and environment as part of our mission statement. We, across our teams, are promoting an environment-conscious culture. From small actions like using less paper to much larger initiatives like Battery recycling, we are mindful of our actions as a company.” says Nikhil Bhatia, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, HOP Electric Mobility.

Quote from Mr Varun Goenka, CEO & Co-Founder, Chargeup

The EV industry is not just about revolutionizing transportation; it represents a paradigm shift towards a cleaner, more sustainable world. At Chargeup, we have embraced this vision wholeheartedly. By integrating ESG principles into our DNA, we prioritize environmental preservation, social impact, and ethical governance. Together with other like-minded founders, we are driving innovation, reducing carbon emissions, and inspiring positive change on a global scale. We are committed to leading the way in sustainable mobility. Our innovative solutions are designed to accelerate the transition to electric mobility, making it more accessible and convenient for all. Through our unwavering commitment to ESG, we are not only shaping the growth of the EV industry but also redefining our relationship with the environment and society. By embracing sustainability and responsible business practices, we pave the way for a more inclusive, equitable, and prosperous future. On this Environment Day, let us unite as pioneers in the EV industry, forging an unbreakable alliance to amplify our collective impact. Together, we can accelerate the transition to electric mobility, minimize our carbon footprint, and foster a more sustainable world for generations to come.

Quote from Avinash Punekar, CEO, iCreate

"At iCreate, we firmly believe in the power of change, and our efforts have been directed towards leveraging technology to build a sustainable future. Our focus lies not only in benefiting society but also in placing Indian innovators on the global map.

We take great pride in spearheading initiatives that foster grassroots innovations to address real-life challenges that the industry faces. From setting up our state-of-the-art EV Centre of Excellence to establishing strategic partnerships and hosting India's largest EV innovation challenge-EVangelise, iCreate is working in areas like renewable energy, green hydrogen, etc., which have the potential to change the energy landscape of India.

As part of our commitment, we stand firmly behind India's commitment to the global environmental cause. Through standardization, interoperability, and future-proofing, India will pave the way for next-gen innovations in the field of green mobility. On the occasion of this World Environment Day, I encourage every stakeholder to come together and further the potential of electric vehicles by supporting breakthrough innovations".