Flipkart Encourages Greater Employee Involvement and Commitment to its Sustainability Vision
News Desk, News Nation 360 : Flipkart Group is committed to fostering sustainable practices across its business operations and value chain. To encourage the participation of employees and foster sustainability as a shared goal, Flipkart, on the occasion of World Environment Day, brought together eminent speakers from across industries to host a sustainability conference – “Flipkart Sustainability Action Summit 2020”. It was Flipkart’s first-ever virtual conference and it covered many topics on sustainability, climate change and sustainable communities. The event gave Flipkart employees an opportunity to be part of a larger conversation around sustainability and understand the part they can play in achieving sustainability goals. Flipkart, as a part of its efforts to move towards zero waste, has successfully launched a series of interventions around environmental sustainability. Flipkart has already achieved a 50% reduction in plastic consumption in its own supply chain and is committed to moving towards 100% recycled plastic consumption by March 2021. Flipkart has been driving several initiatives around sustainable growth, including the introduction of eco-friendly paper shreds; replacing poly pouches with recycled paper bags; replacing bubble wraps and airbags with carton waste shredded material and 2 ply roll and more. Mahesh Pratap Singh, Head – Sustainability and Social Responsibility, Flipkart said that Flipkart is strongly committed to environmental sustainability and is looking at engaging with various stakeholders in the ecosystem on developing long-term sustainability initiatives. They believe that sustainability is a common goal, and it is important to develop a culture that encourages the participation of stakeholders, including employees and enables continuous learning and action towards achieving sustainability goals, n the run-up to World Environment Day, Flipkart had conducted a series of workshops and awareness activities for its employees over a two-week period starting May 26. These activities included webinars on adopting zero waste practices; upcycling and reusing old products, the importance of biodiversity, and more. The activities educated the employees on sustainable practices that they can adopt in their day-to-day life and suggested how they can modify their lifestyles to move towards zero-waste practices.
Report : Anustup Kundu